Curious. I never heard of Chumby before, until today the last TWiT podcast. The part of the transcript I think sums it up:
Veronica Belmont: I’ve got to say
though, Google Voice is really nice
when you are testing a lot of
different phones at the same time.
Leo Laporte: That’s what I use it for.
Molly Wood: Yeah, I’m sure.
Veronica Belmont: Instead of having
give people different numbers.
Molly Wood: Again, for a few small
Leo Laporte: That’s the echo chamber
right there. For those of us who have
eight different cellphones, there’s
nothing like Google Voice.
Molly Wood: For those of us who have
review units raining out of the sky.
Leo Laporte: My gosh Google Voice. But,
you know, I often wondered if it
wouldn’t be smart for somebody to
design a product that would just like
make Walt Mossberg so happy that he’d
just jump up and down and David Pogue
and Ed Baig, all the big reviewers and
Ryan Block and Veronica and Molly and
everyone goes, oh this is the best
thing ever, even though it has no
usefulness for anybody else, wouldn’t
it be a success because everybody says
well I’ll have to – I got to have
Maybe that’s what Twitter was.
Veronica Belmont: Maybe.
Leo Laporte: I think that’s what
Twitter is actually.
Molly Wood: I think that, you know what
I think that product is, Chumby.
Leo Laporte: Chumby, definitely.
Veronica Belmont: I still want one, I
don’t know why.
Molly Wood: I want one so bad.