"Chumby, a venture-backed San Diego startup, is readying a soft,
leather-covered Linux-powered gadget conceived as an Internet-era
replacement for clock and table radios. Expected to ship in 'early
summer,' pending FCC approval, the 'Chumby' device features open,
hackable hardware, software, and yes, 'outerware' APIs.
"The Chumby project was apparently conceived by notable hardware
hackers Bernie Huang and Steve Tomlin. To date, a 'few hundred'
Chumbies were apparently soldered together by hand, and distributed
to 'hackers and artists,' according to the company..."