I was at a wedding over the holidays. And while there I had a chance to catch up with a cousin who now lives in Amsterdam.
I was really impressed in how he turned an interest in a technology (in this case the palm pilot) into a thriving business. From his main site Zorglub he says:
I discovered the Palm in 1997 and decided to buy one during a trip to California. It was a PalmPilot Professional. Well this little device hasnt left my sight since then!
I decided to start programming for the Palm in early 1998 and the first program to come out was WCup98. Not a very well refined program but the response was very good and this was good encouragement to continue. I’ve always believed that the best motivation to write a program is to write something that you need in the first place. And so, since I couldnt find any program that would allow me to keep track of my motorcycle’s gas mileage I set out to write the "best" gas mileage and Highway Manager was born. (Yes there were other gas mileage programs out there but they were even simpler than WCup98 🙂 ).
I think this is an awesome story. It continues with his eccomerce site @
And now he is getting into some interesting things around online video content…
Keep on going Chris