Sunday, December 13, 2009

Google wave: why I got swept off?

I have got my google wave invitation , actually I was longing for it . but off late, it just did not click with me . 

it is a technological marvel. wiki, docs, real-time chat, mail, forum rolled in one cool application. Each application we use everyday, then why it did not click to me. 

Reasons I brainstormed are:
1. It would have been more neat: yes, it does have a cool interface but on a doc, say 5 peoples have entered their data, it is really amoebic in shape. anybody can comment or edit anything. it looks cool as technological piece, but going through the doc takes a lot of diversions.
2. It provides a lot of information. when we want to review or to know who has edited what, it is nice to see the timeline. the current interface looks   to me as if a man did not see light since 6 months has been subjected to arc lights. I just can't figure out what to do of which information. we are used to sequential reading. when this a bit unstructured information comes, then we just feel out of place.

I am used to the gmail or our corporate mail or gTalk which looks like a snail mail for wave standards.
Looks like I will need some time to get accustomed to wave's fast pace.

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