04/17/2010, 02:19 PM
There seems to be a batch of forum members (and administrators) that trounce on any merger/acquisition questions or discussion with some sort of evangelical zeal. The sentiment seems to be that any shread of speculation regarding Palm's fate that anyone gleans from news stories, blogs or other posts is evidence of that person's pretense as a negative, chicken-little, doomsday-er. And further that all such speculation should be rained upon with staunch assertions that it's all completely unfounded and absolutely NO historic indication can be reasonably taken from such evidence whatsoever.
I don't get it. Companies fail all the time. People make mistakes. Palm has had a rough 10 years man. It's been painful to watch. I mean, if we're on this forum we clearly are fans of the company and it's product. So, it's okay to say, "Damn, the VP of Software is leaving." And, "Dude, I know, and it turns out they had to grease some other executives to stay while they sort out an M&A."
And it's PERFECTLY OKAY TO SAY, "Wow. That doesn't look good, man."
None of that means you are a negative, end-of-the-world rumor-feeder. Those are common sense observations that I for one feel lucky to have a forum like this in which to share these thoughts with others who give a crap.