Some of you are still around from the GoodAndEVO days, and some of you wonder why they let me come and write for Pocketables in the first place. Beats me, but if you’re wondering what happened to GoodAndEVO.net/.com (which some of you are, as I keep getting emails and tweets) this is it:
Several years ago, Jenn K. Lee started GoodAndEVO.net. It blew up. The HTC EVO 4G was the phone. I got involved due to winning a contest (battery from Seidio if I remember correctly) and getting so annoyed at how bad the rooting documentation was out there that I started writing how-to guides.
Jenn and her various web properties then went over to a company called Crowdgather, and GoodAndEVO.net/.com merged with Pocketables. About a year later people started leaving.
G&E and Pocketables ended up as web properties maintained along with a bajillion other Crowdgather properties. The authors, we just write. We’re never invited to the Crowdgather picnics, nor do we know if there are Crowdgather picnics. I’d assume there must be. That’s what big companies do, I’m told.
Responsibility for maintaining the servers, DNS, email, forums, domain names, etc. all moved to someone else. Apparently, that someone didn’t renew goodandevo.com, probably because they didn’t realize our site had three front doors. It got snatched up by Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America.
Yup, Mitsubishi. There’s a vehicle they produce called the Lancer Evolution, and we suspect they were grabbing domain names with EVO in them in order to line up some for an advertising campaign. That or just to protect their name.
It could just as easily have been Harley Davidson with their EVO engine, or Bob from accounting planning on putting up a porn site, but in the end someone just forgot to renew it and we have to dispute it with Network Solutions to get it back – and who knows if they’re doing that for a site (G&E) that peaked during the EVO 4G LTE days.
GoodandEVO.net is still working, and the G&E tab works once again after misdirecting for a few days due to a plugin update. People kept commenting on a 2011 article and we just randomly caught it looking at the post comments and someone tweeting to us.
Anyway, GoodAndEVO is not dead, or maybe it is. It evolved past the end of life of the phones and has survived HTC’s attempts to kill itself. It’s sort of the reverse of one of those which came first, the chicken or the protochicken deals.
There’s very little device-specific these days that’s as interesting to me as the EVO was in its day – either that or we’re exposed to so much magic in devices these days it’s become blase. Pocketables moved beyond pockets, G&E survived the EVO line’s demise.
Maybe G&E is dead, and this is just Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 purgatory since I’ve just been doing product reviews while waiting for this baby to show (product reviews easy, probably make CG money, telling you how to modify your phone so you have your own theme music when you enter your house takes more time than the re-expectant dad has this month).
As a note, yes, I’m working on that. I am a geek.