Looks like Google Wave is having lots of issues today. Their servers are probably having issues due to the number of new people who have got Google Wave invites today (including me). The help forum confirms that many others are experiencing the same issues.
Once things quieten down, I’ll be able to properly test it. For now I’ve only had one successful experience with Google Wave (I had a chat with @jongretar about using Erlang Web Development Frameworks and authenticated REST APIs), the rest has been littered with trying to archive waves, or get the site to load at all.
This is pre-beta obviously, and the technology is definitely impressive. But it’ll be more impressive once Google can handle it.
So if you feel like you’re missing out without a Google Wave invite, don’t worry. Right now you’re not missing out at all.