Palm Hires a Developer Community Manager

Palm has hired a developer community manager for the upcoming WebOS Mojo SDK. The news comes from the hiree himself, Chuq Von Rospach, in an announcement on his personal blog.

Like many of Palm's recent hires Mr. Von Rospach is an ex-Apple employee. In a article on VentureBeat, he writes about the Apple/Palm connection. He also recently wrote an interesting retrospective on his 18 years at Apple for the Guardian.

Thanks also to Mike Cane for the tip.

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Is this true?

SeldomVisitor @ 3/5/2009 4:54:45 AM # Q
Can anyone supply the link to the video?


RE: Is this true?
freakout @ 3/5/2009 5:00:12 AM # Q
No, it's not true.

See "visiting Palminfocenter on a Pre". Or any of the other numerous videos available of other sites visiting their own pages.

RE: Is this true?
Gekko @ 3/5/2009 5:15:26 AM # Q
RE: Is this true?
SeldomVisitor @ 3/5/2009 5:21:57 AM # Q
A video NOT showing this doesn't tell anyone anything.

I'm looking for the video where a Palm representative says "We can't go to incompatible sites".

There are a limited number of videos out there and someone like you, as a matter of fact, can probably point to the one where there's a female Palm person doing the demoing.

RE: Is this true?
hkklife @ 3/5/2009 12:37:05 PM # Q
While this was nearly 2 months ago, yes, they basically said that to us at CES. Someone in the media asked the Palm rep to go to Cnet or some similar site and the rep wouldn't do it.

Ryan and I then asked him to go to PIC (the full site, not the mobile version). He hesitated a bit and said something along the lines of "Hmmmm, well, we're not supposed to but I guess we can go there" after I mentioned to him that a LOT of Pre users would be visiting that site regularly and that a lot of PIC regulars are good candidates to be future Pre owners. The page loaded quickly and was nicely rendered. This was with a male Palm rep, by the way.

I saw maybe 2 "non-approved" web sites being demonstrated on the Pre's browser at CES (PIC being the main one of course) but the browser was impressive, no doubt about it. Usually they just pulled up a bookmarked site, much like how every demo Pre was running the same ficticious contacts.
Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->Zodiac 2->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p->?

RE: Is this true?
SeldomVisitor @ 3/5/2009 12:41:43 PM # Q

I'll probably scan a bunch of videos looking for the purported "female Palm person" saying the same sort of thing.

RE: Is this true?
freakout @ 3/5/2009 1:13:05 PM # Q
A video NOT showing this doesn't tell anyone anything.

Yes, it does. It tells us the browser is already capable of going wherever Palm pleases, but in order to control the image & message that goes out pre-release they're only going to select sites. It's also probably to avoid videos of minor bugs (of which there are undoubtedly still a few) getting seized upon by people like you, who would then - without fail - go on to make some post like "Oh look, it's not ready. This pre-release product still has bugs and thus proves... something!"

RE: Is this true?
SeldomVisitor @ 3/5/2009 2:06:55 PM # Q
I'd rather tell the truth than lie like you.

Why do you like to lie about the Pre, BTW?

And that's no kidding.

RE: Is this true?
freakout @ 3/5/2009 6:58:28 PM # Q
^^ so are you going to provide an example for me to respond to...?
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