Things Easier to Understand Than Google Wave: Metaphysics, Parseltongue, Our Own Existence

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Don't understand Google Wave, even after Google's helpful video and Lifehacker's review? You're not alone: Some jokester created a site where users vote on how confusing Wave really is. Interestingly, while death is easier to understand, women are far harder.

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Some of the items are pretty clever, from super esoteric scientific theories (the Meyer-Overton Hypothesis) to political jabs (the healthcare bill, Obama's Nobel Prize). But was it really necessary to embed a ringtone version of an Avril Lavigne song? [Easier to Understand]

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Its not that its that difficult to understand, the difficulty lies in understanding the actual value. Id say less than 1% of users actually would benefit a few minutes a week from Google Wave, that in turn makes Google Wave [to me] more like a passing ripple. These features will most likely be absorbed into the next beta GMail version and that will be the last we will ever hear of GWave.