"At Google, we're constantly working to innovate and improve our products so people can easily find and manage information. At times though, we have to decide where to focus our efforts and which technologies we expect will yield the most benefit to users in the long run.
Starting next week, we plan to stop active development on Google Notebook. This means we'll no longer be adding features or offer Notebook for new users. But don't fret, we'll continue to maintain service for those of you who've already signed up. As part of this plan, however, we will no longer support the Notebook Extension, but as always users who have already signed up will continue to have access to their data via the web interface at http://www.google.com/notebook."
Humph! So, no more new development on Google Notebook, which is a shame as I really like its simplicity and browser-integration. Ah well, there's always others waiting in the wings - WebNotes is good (tho' still in invite-only beta) as is one of the leaders, EverNote. Shame you can't export from Google Notebook to one of those services though. Web 2.0 interoperability. Does that make me exceptionally boring to mention that?
Off to give a minute's silence to Google Notebook. We've been good friends. We need a moment. *sniffle*