Waving Good-bye

I had waxed eloquent praise on Google Wave as it was previewed to the world. Call that irrational exuberance. I was dead wrong – Google killed Wave today.

Steve Johnson, writing a guest post on CDI, pretty much had it nailed. When an engineering led company attempts at stuff that needed market understanding upfront, the results are often predictable. (Note to self: Will Buzz go the same way? Perhaps it will)

Google’s core strength is search and it does that damn well. The trouble is when it brings its search-grip on to a different ball game and expects that to work. It doesn’t always.

PS: This post comes after a long hiatus. Apologies. I was out in the markets, which if you have read the links would possibly pardon me doing.

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