Fifty of you who have applied have now received emails from Chumby Industries indicating that you have been chosen to participate in our “First 50″ program — enabling you to be one of the very first people to experience a real chumby. We hope you’ll participate and we can’t wait to hear what you think about your Chumby experience. This “First 50″ program will be brief but is very important to us — these are the very first “prime time” chumbys that we think are ready to be in the hands of people other than developers or ourselves (and a big improvement over our alpha chumbys). We want to make sure that the end-to-end Chumby experience is high-quality, easy, and hopefully even delightful: the packaging, the brief documentation, the extra goodies, and the process of turning your chumby on and connecting it to your network and creating and viewing Chumby widget channels, and the widgets themselves. We can’t wait to hear what you think. Your observations and comments will help make Chumby better for everyone as we continue to roll-out later this Summer.