May 6, 2012 9:22 AM Subscribe
posted by subbes (35 comments total)
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Six years after the initial release
of that tiny, hackable, beanbag-esque touchscreen piece of hardware
, the doors are closing on the chumby
Ten months ago, chumby moved from hardware to software
in the form of flash-based apps for big-screen TVs for brands like Insignia, LG, Best Buy and Sony. In mid-April, Chumby's webstore "closed temporarily"
, and within a day the news was out: Chumby as a company is no more, and the employees are now at Technicolor
while Chumby's assets are being shopped around
Today, the wiki (http://wiki.chumby.com/) and forum (http://forum.chumby.com/) have gone dark. Thankfully, a dump of the wiki (sans images) is available at archive.org
, and you can still buy Chumby Hacker Boards
while supplies last.
A moment of silence, please, for both the concept, the product, and the cute rounded word that was so fun to say.