6. the story of chumby

One of my earliest open hardware projects was chumby, the Wi-Fi-enabled content delivery device that took me to China to set up my first supply chain in 2007.* Working on chumby was personally exciting to me for two reasons. First, I had the opportunity to build a product that could improve people’s lives in some small way. The always-on, always-connected users who blog and rely on IM to keep in touch could use chumby to make those connections more easily. At the same time, chumby was a chance for me to create a truly open platform that enabled hackers to tinker and modify it however they liked.


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