Google Discontinues Wave Development

From ReadWriteWeb:
Google Wave, the revolutionary product, platform and protocol for distributed, real time, app-augmented collaboration will no longer be actively developed and may be shuttered after the end of the year, Google announced this afternoon.
Wave never seemed to gain much traction in the construction industry, so this is not too hard a loss for us. It always seemed a tool that had more potential in theory than in practice; I loved the idea of the collaborative creation space, but in the end it was usually easier just to email something back and forth.