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Former Palm CEO Donna Dubinsky talks about Palm's 'seven lives', looks forward to its next phase

by Robert Werlinger Mon, 05 Jul 2010 8:32 am EDT

Former Palm CEO Donna Dubinsky has an opinion piece in Silicon Valley based MercuryNews where she looks back over Palm's history as a company and as an innovator since its inception in 1992, and looks forward to Palm's next phase as a subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard.  

Dubinsky, who co-founded Palm with Jeff Hawkins, ruminates about Palm's "seven lives" by looking at its history as an independent company and as a subsidiary of several companys, about Jeff Hawkin's vision of Handhelds being the next seachange in computing before there were lithium-ion batteries, low powered processors, and even much of a public internet, and looks forward to Palm's impact on the mobile computing space in its new role at HP.

She goes on to cite numerous breakthroughs and innovations that came from Palm, including one of the first mobile browsers that could view most webpages in a satisfactory fashion, a large-display hand-held computer with no keyboard and many more.  She also cites the reason for such a long and varied track record of innovation: great people and a great culture.  (This is an area where HP clearly agrees with Dubinsky, as Palm will function as a simi-autonomous business unit inside of the tech behemoth.)

Hit the source link for the full article, it's a good read.

Source: MercuryNews; thanks to Isaac for the tip!