Jeff Hawkins doing his thing again

jeff hawkinsMy colleague Damon Darlin points out over at business2blog that “Jeff Hawkins, the inventor of the PalmPilot, Handspring, and the Treo, just announced at PC Forum that he is going to start a new, and as-yet-unnamed, company based on brain research he has been pursuing at his Redwood Neuroscience Institute.” Does this mean he is resigning as CTO of Palm One? Or does it also mean that things are getting hairy inside Palm and he is deciding to bail out before the iceberg meets the company? Timing of this is pretty awkward, given that PalmOne is out selling its vision to investors on the east coast.