Topic: Another article about we're cool but dead
Here's a nice article acknowledging our place as an ancestor of the Amazon Echo Show.
https://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2017/06/ … w_RQJqEvTY
While these articles are nice, they always seem to inevitably say we're not here any more.
This one is a bit weirder than most since it acknowledges the fact that the service is live, and even links to the site, the forum, etc, but still pretty much declares that we're completely dead. This article even labels the time of our final demise ("swan song") as when I brought the service back. I'm having trouble following the narrative there.
As most of you know, the current service is nearly the same as it was when Chumby Industries was in business. The only major difference is the addition of the subscription - not something that's at all rare nowadays. It's not like your phone works, or you can watch Netflix movies without one. It's just a different revenue model, and one that's worked solidly for three years now - it's what's financing my work to also save the Sony dash from extinction.
I don't think Chumby Industries actually filed for bankruptcy. It was put in the hands of a company to be liquidated to pay back vendors - they're the folks from whom I bought the assets - but the company may actually still be "alive" even if just as a file in a drawer in a file cabinet at some law firm somewhere. The operational side of Chumby is here at Blue Octy, not in that drawer.