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Tue Nov 10 19:34:50 UTC 2009
On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 5:47 AM, Dave Cramer <davec-zxk95TxsVYDyHADnj0MGvQC/G2K4zDHf at public.gmane.org> wrote:
> I'd like to be invited as well.
Dave sorry I don't have any invite for you
FYI Chris added me to his contact, I was already on Wave, hopefully he
has one for you? GL
> On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 9:56 PM, Christopher Browne <cbbrowne-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 8:33 PM, Rajinder Yadav <devguy.ca-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org> wrote:
>>> I just got invited to GoogleWave, but I don't think I have a way to send out
>>> invites. If I get any I will let the list know.
>>> If anyone is on GoogleWave already, you can add me at my email addy.
>> Done, and I've added you to a wave where there has been some
>> discussion as to the usefulness of Wave.
>> A significant problem at this point is that Wave is, as a service, on
>> the "lean end" of the so-called Network Effect.
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_effect The network is not
>> valuable, at this point, because there are insufficient quantities of
>> Another problem that merits mention here is that, unlike with email,
>> there is at this point only one way of participating in Wave, which is
>> to connect to Google's servers, which makes it effectively proprietary
>> (even if they're using some RFC-ish protocol).
>> If and when I can run
>> apt-get install wave-federation
>> and some can run
>> yum install wave-federation
>> and others
>> port-install wave-federation
>> then that changes things substantially.
>> And that actually isn't quite the whole tale... I'd also like to be
>> able to do things like...
>> PKGS="wave-federation-server wave-federation-pgsql"
>> apt-get install $PKGS
>> PKGS="erlang-wave-server mnesia-federation-store"
>> apt-get install $PKGS
>> (Which imply some diversity in implementations of both service and
>> data storage!)
>> There's an interesting guide from the Lifehacker folks:
>> <http://completewaveguide.com/> The first "chapter" has a pretty good
>> characterization of what's weird about Wave.
>> I love the line "it's like Segway for email." That implies a
>> considerable risk of it being mostly just a curiosity...
>> Pablo Picasso - "Computers are useless. They can only give you
>> answers." - http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/p/pablo_picasso.html
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