Jon Rubinstein left HP

Friday, January 27 2012 @ 06:41 PM EST

Contributed by: Admin

Jon worked at Apple once upon a time, on projects ranging from the iPod to PowerMacs, then he retired to a beach in Mexico, then he came to Palm and tried to do a Steve Jobs-like turnaround by introducing the Palm Pre. It didn't work out, then Palm was bought by HP, then HP killed Palm. Now, at the end of his agreed-upon 12-to-24-month stay with Palm following the buyout, he's gone. But he plans to come back someday to do... something.