Jon Rubinstein now says he’ll get a new liver, too

Just heard this from Katie. Palm, which has reinvented itself with a business model that basically involves doing whatever Apple does, only two years later, announced today that its CEO, Jon Rubinstein, is planning to receive a liver transplant. No official date — they just say it will happen sometime in the next 12 to 18 months. Palm says Rubinstein’s liver will have features that my liver lacks, though they won’t say what those features are. Meanwhile Roger McNamee has been posting Facebook updates saying he has seen a working prototype of Ruby’s liver and it totally blows my liver away. Just like the Pre blows away the iPhone, right?

Which reminds me. I’ve been meaning to call Ruby and his team of ex-Apple traitors and congratulate them on that device. Really, guys, it’s a terrific piece of work. Especially that keyboard with the teeny-tiny keys. I was thinking of an accessory you could sell in the Sprint stores: a little knife that Pre users can use to whittle down their fingertips. Oh, and some Band-Aids to patch up cuts from that razor-sharp edge that Gizmodo used as a Ginsu knife. Okay, forgive me. I’m sorry. I’m just kidding. I wish you guys all the best. I really do. I hope you sell loads and loads of those crappy Pre phones. And good luck with the liver, Ruby.

{Much love to Jay for the photo.)