Topic: Can the Chumby run stand-alone?
From what I've been reading in these forums, I'm getting the impression that 99% of the functions available on my Chumby will no longer work if Chumby.com goes down. If the company goes under and the website gets shut down, then all our Chumbys will be pretty much useless.
I've read that some people hack into these things and gain access to running things locally; has anyone done work in this area to create a setup (i.e. USB stick) that would enable the Chumby to continue working as a stand-alone device?
I'm a bit worried that I've bought a gadget that will be totally useless if Chumby the company stops supporting it. I've already read of widgets and functions disappearing without user consent; this strikes me as similar to the Kindle situation where users never realised that they're not really in control of the device they bought.