We really can't have nice things

On my way home from work I witnessed the hubbub surrounding Google's acquisition of the fairly popular email client Sparrow, thinking to myself how much this must suck for people that have bought a licence for Sparrow on iOS or OS X.

Well, a few minutes ago I stumbled on this post by John Moltz: Why can't we have nice things?

In it he quotes from this TNW piece:

The Mac development house Acrylic has announced that they have been acqui-hired by Facebook.

[…] Acrylic says that Pulp and Wallet have not themselves been acquired by Facebook, but there are no plans to keep developing them.

I purchased Pulp for the iPad today. Sigh.