Google Wave users receive fail-tastic sunset notification

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24 Responses to “Google Wave users receive fail-tastic sunset notification”

  1. Jason Baker says:

    From what I hear of the salaries over there, I have to say I wouldn’t mind receiving a Google Wage myself.

  2. forwardourmotto says:

    *sigh* I wish I wasn’t the only person who loved Google Wave  :( 

    Although I partially blame Google for letting the hype get out of hand and not sticking with it.  Oh well…it’s open sourced I guess…

    • George Shute says:

       It really was a better evolution of email. Wave was a great product, but I just think it was a bit ahead of its time. I also think that it would have helped if it was in a more stable state before they had allowed an open public beta. I also wonder if maybe they could have used a better name, or a fuller name, to better describe it and get users in the right mind-frame for it. Maybe, Wave Messenger or something.

      As you say, at least it’s open source, so something may get done with it a few years from now. I would really love to see it make a comeback in a few years. The capabilities for something like Wave on a smartphone is amazingly great and beats the crap out of the multiple clients that people are required to currently run.

  3. Eric0142 says:

    I was going to joke about this on Facebook, but there’s nothing funny about Google Wave. EXCEPT EVERYTHING.

  4. Cowicide says:

    Ha, I got that email and didn’t notice it.  Google Docs is pretty much Google Wave anyway.

  5. HenryPootel says:

    I’ll wager someone got the wave for this.

  6. kmoser says:

    Damn you, autocorrect!

  7. a_w_young says:

    Not as good as when I got a customer service screen for “Sony PayStation”

  8. “Did you mean Google Wave?”

  9. AviSolomon says:

    I hear that Larry Page reconciled with Steve Jobs and drank the “Focus” Kool-Aid:
    http://libwww.freelibrary.org/authorevents/podcast.cfm?podcastID=862

    No wonder that Google is paring down services right and left and many idealistic senior execs are leaving:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jw_on_tech/archive/2012/03/13/why-i-left-google.aspx

  10. Jesse Ewles says:

    Most of Waves best features have already been divided between Plus, Gmail and Docs. It was an experiment. No big deal.

  11. @forwardourmotto:disqus I LOVED Wave and used it to very successfully in collaboration with my software developer for a year long project we co-managed. As far as I can see, the features haven’t really been integrated elsewhere (not in a way that supports the kind of working process we’d developed) and I MISS IT. 
    Le sigh. 

    • invictus says:

      Same here. Used it quite successfully for a cross-continental writing/research team. At least until the thread got long enough that simply loading it took 3-4 minutes. Navigating to specific event markers? Forget it.

  12. Christian Ellis says:

    Wave always seemed like a solution looking for a problem.

  13. OgilvyTheAstronomer says:

    The Wages of Fail.

  14. CountZero says:

    I think this is the first I’ve actually heard of it.

  15. Greg Gazin says:

    I rec’d that email, but truthfully, because I gets so many in one day, I didn’t notice it. 

  16. elix says:

    Until I saw the subject line, I thought Larry Page had decided to launch some strange new companion to Google Wallet. It’s a whole toolchain in the making! Next, Google Jobs, with a Mechanical Turk variant.

    I liked Wave, but, even in Chrome, it was clunky as hell. However, the real-time collaboration features I liked have found their way into Google Docs, so, I’ll call it even.

  17. I thought it was spam, at first.  I expected el-Goog to have some kind of semantic/context matching pixie dust actively sifting every email for rerors.

  18. Mordicai says:

    Un-Dumb Google Reader, please.  Trying to compete with Facebook will just subject you to the same doom…eventually, your people will leave.  I get that Zuckerberg saw people & said “forget customers, those are products!” but the thing is…people are free range.  They’ll get bored & leave.  Google should strive to avoid short term black holes…but instead, they are going for broke on Plus?  Ugh.

  19. I doubt there really would be wage issues at google, no idolising, but there tend to be stronger motives for such strategic decisions.
    My take is it was early and collaboration is in childhood. Still, if there are fellow wavers left – please post what other services allow cntextual communication.Walkaround seems a complicated solution, there is a beta of  Rizzoma.com – a saas, that allows to export waves and then edit them, no need to run own server.

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