Another take on Google Wave
However inscrutable it is, I'll grant that Wave is a feat of Web engineering. Google has produced the most desktop-app-like Web program I've ever used: It loads quickly, is pretty responsive to user commands, and hardly ever crashes. (The few hiccups I noticed were excusable, considering that it's still in the early development phase.) The Wave team is certainly ambitious. Alas, their efforts too often seem to have no other purpose than ambition itself.