GeoHot “retires”

Aye, what can you really say?  The man that hacked the iPhone and promised custom firmware for the PS3 has decided to hang it up for now.  In fact, you can’t even access his blog unless you are invited.  It’s not known for sure why GeoHot decided to suddenly retire from the scene, but there are ideas floating around.  Perhaps he can’t do it anymore?  Maybe he was offered money from Apple or Sony to quit?  Or threatened for that matter.  Or he’s just being a whiner, which he tends to come off as.  But who knows for sure.  You do have to respect the guy for what he’s done, though.  Even if it seemed more for fame at times.  In a recent blog post, GeoHot posted:

“i was just having fun but some people had to take this all way too seriously. it’s just a phone, and it isn’t much fun anymore.

my bio isn’t “iPhone hacker” it was just something i did occasionally when i was bored. seriously, i think many of you care way more than me

it was a cool ride, and i’ve learned a lot about a lot. perhaps one of these days i’ll do a more formal goodbye.”
Take it for what it’s worth, but for now I think it’s safe to say that GeoHot is gone.  Sadly, PS3 owners who have kept from updating their systems because of the otherOS removal, may want to just bite the bullet.

Thanks for the contributions Geo, dumb way to exit though.



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