We asked our Twitter followers to write eulogies for Google Wave in haiku form. Here are some of what you came up with:
@pjwaldron - Google Wave now breaks/on lost shore of much-hyped tech./What was it again?
@Csweet - Project Management folly / apologies to invitees / Google Wave is DeadÂ
@Kikapp - Really? Google wave? / What's that? Is it a soft drink? / I thought they did search.
@MikeRylander - I never tried it / Once thought about trying it / Made sandwich instead
@Truman206 - Just like "Aloha" // a wave can mean "Hi" or "Bye" // this time it meant both.
@Fuzzynoodle - Early adopters! / Scramble, boast, I am so cool / What the frak is this?
@Marmotry - After 20 years / Google may have just killed the / surfing metaphor.
@Truman206 - Be fair to Google, / Even doing "Wave" at games / wasn't cool for long.
@Marmotry - I'll send you a wave. / Oh, first you need an invite. / I don't have any.
@Ringeddragon - Such a brief lifetime/ you were here, then you were gone/what were you again?
@stevehuff - Bird skulls on white sand || The absence of splashing blue || Google's Wave, dry, gone
@IntNorbertCon - Google wave shows us / redesigning everything / doesn't always work
@Marmotry - Goodbye Google Wave. / You showed me some of Google's / privacy settings.
@Fuzzynoodle - Redundancy, yes? / Why reinvent the tech wheel / I Wave bye bye, fad.
@IntNorbertCon - Here comes Google Wave / lots of bells and whistles and… /Oh, wait, never mind
@Lbredeso - What is it good for / nothing, a proof of concept / Google Wave is gone
@Wjcstp - Google pushed out Wave / despite failing the best test / elevator pitch
@IntNorbertCon - Like small southern town / Wave's "Welcome" and "See you soon" / Printed on same sign