The speculation flowed every which way throughout the day, but by the end of it all, Palm released its quarterly financial results, but shared no news on a possible deal. Still, I'll gloat a little: I've been harping on this for a while (here, too...from an Israeli analyst, no less!) I sadly don't get fame or fortune from predicting the future, but I do get to walk around my living room with a smirk on my face for being sorta right. That is, until my wife tells me to stop being an idiot. OK, back on track now...
I had been speaking with other media on this as well:
- Smartmoney.com - Takeover Speculation Again Shakes Up Palm's Stock - byline Nicole Ridgway
- Chicago Daily Herald - Motorola said to be interested in Palm - byline Anna Marie Kukec
- ITbusiness.ca - Doesn't anyone want to buy Palm? - byline Shane Schick
- Unstrung - Palm Thursday: No Deal Yet - byline Dan Jones (this is the web site that touched off the latest round of speculation, BTW)
- ITbusiness.ca - Cisco nets WebEx - byline by Paolo Del Nibletto
- IT World Canada - Attacks on Google Book Search 'much ado about nothing' - byline Nestor Arellano
- IT World Canada - Overheating sparks recall of 205,000 batteries in ThinkPad laptops - byline Nestor Arellano
- IT World Canada - Multi-layer system eases load on government mail server - byline Kathleen Lau
- VoIPNews - Escape From Voicemail Hell - byline Cindy Waxer
- The Independent - How better batteries will bring us amazing gadgets - byline Andy Goldberg
- PC Magazine - Is Vulcan's Long-Awaited FlipStart DOA? - byline Bryan Gardiner
There's a lot more out there: I've been so busy with this that I haven't kept up on tracking this activity. I'll drop a few more links into future entries to kinda catch up on the material stuff.
Your turn: Why does technology fascinate us so?
Hey, Carmi. This visit is sponsored by Michele.
I stopped using my Palm several years ago. Am I somehow responsible for Palm's demise? :) Truly, I never really needed it, I'm just a technophile.
As to why it fascinates us...I don't know...I have a strong geek gene, I guess. I mean, my grandfather used to have HAM radios and oscilloscopes in the basement, and while I channel this into blogging, mostly, the bottom line is: gadgets are fun, and COOL!
(P.S. You do know that Bibliotica is also mine, right? I've been using that ID on Michele's site to generate some traffic cuz it's new.)
Good morning Carmi. Michele sent me this morning, although I's have been by anyway.
I don't know why we are so fascinated. What I do thik is that we are so open to the possibility of anuthing now. What was once thought of as futuristic stuff that Jules Verne might have concocted has become here,and gone, at breakneck speed. The idea that there are no limits is not unthinkable,
My palm pilot held my life..then it died on me. I had it backed up but the palm itself just gave up the ghost. It was so traumatic I went back to a paper Filofax!!
i love new gadgets...my MP3 player and cellphone in particular.
I don't pretend to keep up with all of it these days, except when I need a specific product, then I research and go with what best suits my needs at the time.
What DOES fascinate me are the ever-evolving product industries that are brewed from the same pot. Take older companies like Motorola, RCA, Philco.. they had their own circuitboards, crystals, conductors, condensors, tubes.. that gave their products the competitive edge as they leap-frogged over each other with their improvements down the line.
Today, it's all a hodgepodge of who bought out who, who improved on who's schematics, who infringed on who's ideas, who is the better product... When the soup boils down to it, the same bone probably begat all of it, so to speak, lol!
BTW, you interview nicely young man! :)
Because the prospect of new gadgets that make life more fun, and sometimes easier, is appealing. That's my guess. Though, sometimes, it complicates things as well... often, actually. Interesting how we get sucked into it.
Michele says hello!
This work is very good. thank you
have a good weekend
Because I'm Aquarius. It's something new to analyze and conquer.
My My My, Carmi, you have been "out there"...! Good For You!
Gee....I have never had a Palm and probably never will and now maybe it's on the way to the obsolete heap??? Well, not really, I know, but you knbow what I mean....
As a reluctant techhie, (as in, I have to know due to my job) I think it's mostly peoples desire to show others up which keeps us reaching for the latest & greatest. Why else would people spend $2000. plus on an hd tv, & annother few hundred having new cable or satellite equipment. When they can get only, in the best circumstances 30 or 40 channels in hd & some of that not even true hd but upconverted?
Of course, I am a little predjudiced on this matter...lol.
Here from Micheles today.
Personally, I'm only fascinated by technology because its the only thing standing between us and a fiery death at the hands of a nation-sized asteroid.
Oh, it's coming. Check your telescopes.
Good question Carmi...I know I am intrigued and read Popular Science and watch Discovery all the time.
I'm glad I chose a BlackBerry, although I'm eternally sorry that I extended my misery with Cingular/The New AT&T. Just as an aside... What does one have to do to make an anti-trust break-up stick. It took some years, but it looks as though AT&T has managed to grow back together again. Hmmm.
Thanks for keeping me up with the tech stock news--now if you could have told me to dump it all in 2000 I might be a little closer to retirement.
I've never owned a palm.
I always enjoy watching your interviews. Nice tie / shirt combo by the way :)
I would have to put a LOT of thought to intelligently answer why I think tech facinates us so. However I find it easy to think of the times that I've adopted one of these new technologies after finally "getting it". When you use an item and all of a sudden there is that moment of "Wow...this is realy cool and usefull!"
Michelle says hi.
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