Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Tale of Two Companies

Once upon a time, there was a company called Palm that made wonderful handhelds. Then came along another company called Apple that made the iPhone and iPod touch, along with the iPad. Palm tried to reinvent itself by upgrading its handhelds, but Apple won and ate Palm for breakfast. (Is this Revenge of the Newton? ...eerie music...)

Note: The Newton started in 1987 and officially ended on February 27, 1998. The Palm PDAs appeared in 1996 and saw the Newton's demise. The iPhone operating system appeared though in 2007, and the Palm operating system was discontinued at the end of 2008, being replaced with a more "iPhone-like" operating system, webOS, in January 2009. However, on February 9, 2011 Palm officially died and was replaced by HP, who had to discontinue production of their webOS tablet due to the success of the iPad.

Farewell Palm!

I loved you when you were cool.