So, when Jim Gates shared a link to Google Wave Extensions on Diigo today, I immediately checked them out, excited at the prospect for a host of new widgets and bots.
But then I looked at the names for the extensions. And if indeed there's something in a name, then almost all of them scream ridiculousness.
It's tough to go around promoting add-ons for any application when their names immediately create equal parts disdain and distance with end-users.
Some of the names are comical, animatedly comical. Behold:
Google Wave and The Seven Extensions:And for the grown-ups:
Othello (this one just wants to grab a pillow and suffocate the other six)
Polly the PollsterNow how does one sell that?