The problem w/google wave is that most talk about it is focused on technology, not people.

"We need to ask what opportunity Wave allows people to express themselves and to understand what other people mean when they contribute a message to a conversation," explains psychologist Leon Watts, who researches communication via computer at the University of Bath, UK.

"Only once Wave has enough users for people to use it for real communication will we know how they will react, though."

"It's people and organisations that will ultimately determine how Wave is used."