Posted by: Garrick | July 31, 2007

Chumby “First 50” have been chosen…

[via the Chumby Corporate Blog]

Chumby’s “First 50″ Program

July 29th, 2007

Fifty of you who have applied have now received emails from Chumby Industries indicating that you have been chosen to participate in our “First 50″ program — enabling you to be one of the very first people to experience a real chumby. We hope you’ll participate and we can’t wait to hear what you think about your Chumby experience. This “First 50″ program will be brief but is very important to us — these are the very first “prime time” chumbys that we think are ready to be in the hands of people other than developers or ourselves (and a big improvement over our alpha chumbys). We want to make sure that the end-to-end Chumby experience is high-quality, easy, and hopefully even delightful: the packaging, the brief documentation, the extra goodies, and the process of turning your chumby on and connecting it to your network and creating and viewing Chumby widget channels, and the widgets themselves. We can’t wait to hear what you think. Your observations and comments will help make Chumby better for everyone as we continue to roll-out later this Summer.

Well, I didn’t get an email. Guess I’m going to have to wait with every one else.

[update]

Here is a responce left for those who hadn’t been picked for the first 50:

All “First 50″-ers should have heard via email by now. Sorry to any of you who applied and didn’t get selected. Don’t feel bad if you didn’t — you’ll be able to get your own chumby in hopefully about a month or so, though depends a lot on how the First 50 program goes. We’ll make sure that those of you who participate actively in our Forum and Blog hear about broader availability first and have the earliest chance to get one! :^) We really want the Chumby Experience to be a great one — we’ve all been working too hard, and waiting too long (!), to risk not delighting people. We also want to make sure that non-super-technical people can easily figure out how to make their chumbys work — certainly don’t want to scale up customer service problems. In order to try to understand this mainstream market well, we selected our “First 50′ers” to be as representative as possible of this broad group of people. But don’t worry, we still love our hackers and geeks ;^)

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