Google wave is supposed to deliver what the communication platform would have been if invented today. It integrates various communication technologies like IM, email, wiki etc and make it available for collobaration. It could be suitable for enterprise development as well as for consumers. However, a first hand experience of O’brien gives a different story. As I read him, it is “for engineers by engineers” and “overly complicated” for a mass appeal. His article appeared in SJ Mercury news a couple of days back.