02/28/2013, 01:15 PM
I had hoped this day would never come but with the advent of the aptly named "Apothekalypse" (kudos to fatluvr_98 for that) I knew down deep that it would be inevitable. So today is the day I finally, and regretfully, leave PalmNation. I go all the way back to the earliest Palm Pilots, and worked my way through the Treo 755p, Pre, and Pre+ so I do this reluctantly and only because the webOS operating system, which I thought was not only elegant but also straightforward and ideal for mobile use, has all but been abandoned through no fault of any of the good folks who labored over it for so many years.
So where to go from here? Regrettably, the tech universe has devolved into three warring evil empires: The Forbidden Fruit Empire, the Empire of Goo, and Microsoftieland. So what to do? First of all, there's just no freaking way I will ever be assimilated by the Forbidden Fruit and I resent all of the subtle and not-so-subtle invasions of personal privacy the Goo people see as their inalienable right. (I won't even mention the notorious security holes in the AndroidOS). That leaves the Microsofties which, while not angelic, are at least less evil than the others, IMO. I pick up my Windows 8 Phone later today. At least it should be able to sync with my (HP) Windows PC and my Surface RT. Wish me luck.
My Pre+ will not be shot, burned, thrown in the trash, or dishonored in any way. It will simply be retired. It served me well for over three years and It has finally earned a rest.
All the best to those who remain,