Ray Ozzie Calls Google Wave "Anti-Web"

TropicalCoder writes “Ray Ozzie says that Google Wave is ‘anti-Web,’ by which he seems to mean that it is too complex for its own good. In the video he complains about its complexity in relation to M|cr0s0ft’s Live Mesh: ‘If you have something, that by its very nature is very complex, with many goals… then you need open source to have many instances of it because nobody will be able to do an independent implementation of it.’ That’s its weakness to Ozzie, apparently — that this complexity that can only be overcome by open source. While he heaps high praise on the Google team that came up with this, he feels that the advantage of M|cr0s0ft’s approach is that ‘…by decomposing things to be simpler, you don’t need open source.’ The Register’s author summarizes it like this: ‘In a way, this is classic M|cr0s0ft meets what is emerging as classic Google. M|cr0s0ft gives you an integrated stack but all the moving parts are anchored on a single company’s vision. Google frees you to work out the bits yourself, but you must rely on your own smarts or those of your chosen tools.'”

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 Uncategorized