USB Standards Group to Palm: Knock it off, hacks.

Usage of any other company’s Vendor ID is specifically precluded. Palm’s expressed intent to use Apple’s VID appears to violate the attached policy.

This is exactly what Palm should have expected, and what others had predicted. It was a silly tack all along, and the USB standards body was right to slam them for it.

When reached for comment, Palm said “We hoped the standards group would cover our ass; we haven’t the expertise to write software as good as iTunes, and even if we did we haven’t the time until we go bankrupt. We slung around words like “freedom” and “open” and “choice”, hoping for some kind of Apple-basher backlash to support our hack, but the Pre is just too sucky and we didn’t get it. Now I don’t now what we’re gonna do.” The spokesperson then sobbed uncontrollably.

NOTE: The above paragraph is fiction. To my knowledge no Palm spokesperson actually said that (I bet more than a few were thinking it, though).

Posted via web from The Small Wave.

4 thoughts on “USB Standards Group to Palm: Knock it off, hacks.

  1. those generic mp3 players that are made in china are really cheap but i still prefer to use my ipod ~*~

  2. To me, Palm seems hell bent to act more like a spoil child than a professional corportion, which I think is a shame, but when your desperate, I guess, you do desperate things!

  3. Just how did Palm think that the USB Standards Group was going to support them when they are crossing the “standard” they control?

    It’s also hard to call iTunes anything when I’ve read support documents that tell you how to use other mp3 players with it, ancient mp3 players but from other manufacturers none the less.

    This is Apple’s software, they choose what it can and can’t do and Palm simply isn’t going to have a free lunch like they’ve been doing for years with iSync for their other devices, ironic how that’s now been dropped huh.

    Simply put Palm should either plump up for their own Mac software/developer or pay Apple to support it, which I seriously doubt would happen now considering all the sh*t stirring they’ve been doing over the hack.

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