I am sure many of you … I mean a few of you may have heard of something known as Google Wave. Google Wave was an idea of Google’s in which they would bring together all the different parts of communications in the whole that it would actually replace e-mail and Google as sadly mistaken.
While I do agree with a replace for e-mails should be developed but it seems Google was mistaken in how well it would kick off. One of the first major mistakes was never integrating into Gmail which meant that Gmail users had to sign up for it themselves with a completely new address. While I was using Google Apps and I could use the same address for both, Gmail users couldn’t.
Another mistake was that no other company actually cared (other than Novell to what I am aware off) and if no one else used it, there was little point in offering it. The same thing is kinda happening with IPv6 now although we actually need to get of our back side and start using IPv6 before we completely run out of IPs.
If other companies like Microsoft integrated into their mail systems I would bet we would see an increase in the amount of wave users but sadly they did not.
With the closing down of Wave (Although, the open source part is still there so we could in theory see wave providers raising soon) it makes you wonder why Google never likes to sell anything. To think Google could likely sell wave and make profit from it but guessing Google don’t actually want to get showed up when someone else does a better job or maybe this is why none of their services ever leave beta – while it is still called a beta, you can’t call a flop can you ?
While I did look forward to Google Wave, it’s a shame that Google also doing some other unethical things such as their deal with Verizon…