Goodbye Google Wave
Google announced yesterday that they’ve stopped development on Google Wave. I’ve been using it to collaborate with widely distributed folks on one of my projects and it’s worked pretty well for us. On the other hand, the plugins and additional tools for wave have never materialized or lived up to expectations. It’s hard to see what would make wave compelling for a wide set of users as there are other ways to accomplish all the things wave does, just not in one place. Trying to shoehorn everything into one tool also led to some parts of the user interface being a bit clunky and hard to use. Definitely not the kind of thing that appeals to the masses. Oh well, I guess I’ll probably continue to use it with the folks where is it does work for us until they turn out the lights.