Google drops Wave
About a year ago Google introduced a new collaboration technology called Wave. It was unlike anything we had seen so far, a strange mix between chat and bulletin board. As with most things by Google, there was a great hype but unlike previous products people had an unusual question: what should it be used for?
Even Google themselves had no real answer but spoke in vague terms of collaboration, interaction and communication. Some even suggested it would eventually replace email conversations at offices.
But yesterday it was declared dead by Google. I guess nobody will really miss it. The learning curve was to steep for a tool without any clear purpose.
But I still want to give Google real credit here for the courage to try something completely new.