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Requiem for a Mobile Computing Pioneer

By deans ~ August 18th, 2011. Filed under: Observations.

Image of a Palm Vx

The Palm Vx, a great mobile computer
Image credit: Amazon

This is truly a sad day for those of us that have had a long term love affair with mobile computing.  Back in the day, I sincerely loved Palm and the innovations that they were successfully commercializing.

I don’t pretend to know why Palm failed to follow-up on it’s early achievements.  I have heard that they let themselves be constrained by the limits of the original Palm OS for way too long.  I also know that, once they lost their developer ecosystem, the writing was on the wall.

The sale to HP was, no doubt, an act of desperation.  Sadly, today it ended badly, as such things are wont to do.  I’m so sad for old Palm, and so disappointed at the missed potential.

R.I.P. Palm.

I do miss you.

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