Surfs not up for me on the gWave. And . . . I so so so wanted it to be . . . bitchin’, epic or even Choka, but . . . we’re in the soup here, dudes, dudettes and trans-dudies.
Here is the thing . . . what I thought gWave would be would be something that integrated e-mail, chat and everything thing else you typed online that Google touched. So, all your message board and blog posts and comments to blogs or to that article about global warming that made you so mad you wrote those three pages trying to explain why Sancho24601 is an idiot and then you left those two reviews on Amazon and . . . err . . . anyway, I thought it would be a one stop contextual index/archive for everything you typed to the Internet, but its not. What it is is . . . akward . . . like a teenage boy . . . full of maybe possible potential, but why risk it?
O.K., this is the problem . . . just like when Tina Turner sang on the soundtrack to Mad Max: Beyond Thunder Dome, “We don’t need another silo” (err . . . she sang “hero”, but “silo” works better for my argument). The main trouble with gWave is it is just another silo. It is just another place to log in and . . . lock everyone else out. And that isn’t likely to end with the end of a limited Beta or its indefinite unlimited Beta phase.
The next trouble with gWave is it isn’t googlishous. For things as basic entering text doesn’t feel like blogger or gDocs or gMail or anything else. It’s crude and confusing. You can’t embed an image, but you can embed a video?
There are some groovy things like being able to do a Google search inside the application and then directly link the result you were looking for. Of course, this would be of more use in blogger, gDocs and gMail. It’s nice to be able to see all the folks icons attached to the message. Yet, again . . . would be better in other programs. About the only thing I really loved was the idea of playing social Sudoku.
It’s a wipe out, but we can just recover and wait for another set.