I read testimonials from Chris Brogan and others. I read Jeff Jarvis’s post on how Google Wave could change collaboration and writing for journalists. I looked at Gina Trapani’s The Complete Guide to Google Wave.
But Google Wave was one of those tools that you couldn’t “get” without using it. And that was the problem. I never had a reason to use it. I would have loved to try it for projects at work. But not everyone that I work with has a Google account or wants one. That alone made an impractical product for that purpose.
I wager that it’s folks like me who lead Google to the decision not to continue developing Wave.
Google Wave, I wish that I had gotten to know you better. I think that we could have become friends. I think that we could have done great things together. But I never found a reason to meet you.
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