Boom. It's Action Time
The TouchPad is on it's way to stores, the catalog is full of apps, and Jesse finally went to sleep. It is done.
Well, not really done per se. This is a marathon and we've only made our first dip in the water. It's a seven course meal that begins with the first mile. It's both a floor wax and a dessert topping. And was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no! And it ain't over now!
I'm serious, though, when I say that 10 years from now 90% of people will use a tablet computer as their main computing device. And a big chunk of those will be running webOS. This is just getting started.
I'd like to really congratulate both the Developer Relations team that I'm on and the larger webOS organization. I am so proud to be a part of this group. Shipping a product like this has been a dream of mine for a very long time. To make something quality and tangible. To improve the computing user experience for the regular user and help developers build new and amazing things. Things no one has ever seen before.
Tomorrow is the realization of that dream for me. Tomorrow I will walk into Best Buy and see people using a product that I helped bring into existence. It will have some great apps in the catalog that I helped usher to market. I'm especially proud of our educational titles like BrainPop (app) and the first official tablet app for the Kahn Academy (app).
Now of course I know how the sausage is made. I know the features that didn't make it in. The bugs that were fixed right after the deadline. The chaos behind the curtain. It's just the nature of software. You're never done. But a great guy once said: "Real artists ship". And I heard his underdog products ended up doing pretty well.
And another great guy I know just said: "THIS is our iMac, and this is where it starts, not finishes. And while we have a lot of work left to do, getting here means we’ve accomplished a hell of a lot, too."
And if that doesn't work for you then here, have some tasty pudding!
Go Huge Palm!
For my gracious younger readers, a brief history lesson from one of the classics of cinema
Posted July 1st, 2011