January 19, 2009

Why Pre? Why Me? Why PrePoint?

Filed under: Musings — mikecane @ 6:39 pm

I was looking forward to a nice rest from blogging.

It’s lasted all of nineteen days.

My Bene Gesserit were wrong about the sexy mini-tablet (although they insist a prototype exists).

Palm still had the Ace of Sprint card to play.

So it turned out to be a “phone” after all.


The Palm Pre.

Except I don’t think it can be dismissed as a “phone.”

I think it’s the opening shot in a whole new way of interacting with the Web.


It’s the first social device.

I’ve been trying to bang this into the heads of people in Comment after Comment at Palm Infocenter.

So much so that I might as well have just been writing blog posts.

So here I am and here this is.

Why the name PrePoint?


Because that’s where I believe the Pre is meant to exist: as the new central point of the Internet.

In fact, like a black hole in outer space that exerts a pull on spacetime and warps it, I think the Pre will similarly make an impression on the Internet as we now know it.


It’s going to change things.

As for what kind of blog this will be …

… if you’re interested in the latest developments in PreLand (oh, someone will go name a site or blog that now!), click on one of the sites in the Blogroll at the right. They’ll serve up your Pre fix.

Here, I’m more interested in posting about what I think the Pre might do, how it fits into things, and generally un-newsy stuff like that.

Until I own a Pre.

Then … things will change.


  1. And I thought you were in a new, post-blog world … a better place, perhaps …

    But Nooooooooo.

    And I was thinking of giving up mycell phone entirely and relying on VOIP and an old Dell Axim X30 …

    Comment by justjss — January 20, 2009 @ 7:36 am | Reply

  2. Mike, new blog but the same set of smarts. Cyberspace would be completely fucking dull without the likes of you around, muchachos. We need that energy and cunning. Hang in there…

    Comment by Cliff Burns — January 21, 2009 @ 10:31 am | Reply

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