If anyone has seen any of the details for Google wave, or perhaps were invited to the Beta, Googles cancellation of the project may not come as such a surprise. In a nutshell, Google wave was described as an e-mail/instant messaging system with a touch of collaboration. In fact most of the content for Google wave compared it alot with e-mail however, this is primarily where I believe problem lay. Google wave improved on the E-mail de-facto that we still use today and had the potential to become email 2.