My initial reaction upon reading about Google Wave is that while it was catnip for geeks, it had a funny smell about it. I love the idea of code smells and I think the concept is applicable to just about everything. What I didn’t do was sit down and really think out why I was skeptical about it. Fortunately, Anil did. Go read his post.
August 9, 2009 at 9:40 am
Agreed. Total catnip. But my lingering reaction is that it may be, paradoxically, too good to really work/catch on. There are plenty of examples of superior products or tools that never caught on for various reasons. On the other hand, as some of the commenters in Anil’s post mentioned, it’s Google – they may be able to be persuasive. We’ll see.