Monday, November 30, 2009

Google Wave: All the Cool Kids Have It...

I am not sure if that is strictly true, but I have had a nonstop conversation today via the internet about googlewave. (how can I converse all day and still manage to be hard at work? well... it is complicated, you wouldn't understand) You will notice that I am utilizing two different spellings as I am not sure which is correct and I like to cover my bases. So everyone keeps telling me about their invites to googlewave. I shrug. I sigh. I meh. I hate technology. Everyone knows this. I have certainly mentioned it enough. Remember this? Or this? How about this? Okay, that last one was just a jaunt down memory lane. But really, I am not interested in technology.

Yet, this googlewave thing took me back to when I received my invitation to gmail. That is right, back when you had to be invited. Sure my life didn't change immediately after being invited to gmail by this guy, but change it did. Without gchat how would I ever keep up on the love lives of various people who require my constant guiding hand? How would my friend Smithfieldman tell me he received his Google Wave invite this very day? Or how would I ask my own beloved Beardocrat if he had been invited to Google Wave and find out he had!?

Now this puts me in an interesting position... to despise technology and be better than technology is one thing... but to not be cool enough to be invited to technology is quite another. And I find I am torn. The Beardocrat, who has a passionate love of all things technological and gadgety, tried to placate me by telling me he doesn't think it will be all that cool. He then assured me that he just got his invite today... and that 'if I wanted' he'd send me one. Regular readers of CPR will realize at this point in our gchat I will be skeptically furrowing my eyebrows and pursing my lips. He'll send me an invite, will he?

And via the technology that is gchat I cut paste you the exciting conclusion to my googlewave envy google: "Invitations will not be sent immediately. We have a lot of stamps to lick. " So it may be a while. Yeah, thanks for nothing, google.

6 comments:

politicchic6 said...

Correction: It seems Smithfieldman has NOT been invited, he was just talking about it. Perhaps I will send him an invite... maybe.

Holly said...

I am on Google Wave.

Let me be the first to tell you: I don't get it.

There, I said it.

This whole thing is very "emperor has no clothes." I expected it to change my life. It hasn't.

smithfieldman said...

I saw a YouTube video on it and didn't get it either. I only watched 1 minute of said 7-long minute video so maybe that is my problem.

T-Ray said...

I have been hearing so much about Google Wave and I think I got an invitation and I still have no idea what it is! I'm so confused.

Debbie said...

Hmmm . . . never heard of it, not likely to research it to find out. Go figure. And you say YOU hate technology. :)

Darbleyg said...

Don't understand it, can't see why I would need it. Which means it will become an indispensable part of my life just like facebook did.