Seeing Origami

Origami:

It’s not an iPod killer.
It’s not a portable Xbox.
It’s not an OQO killer.
It’s not a PSP killer.
Update: it’s not a Nokia N90 killer either (thanks to Marc Canter for asking about that).
Update 2: it’s not a Treo 700w killer either (thanks to Dave for pointing that out).
Update 3: hey, PalmAddicts, it’s not a Palm killer either. :-)

So, what is Origami?

Visit http://channel9.msdn.com on Thursday and you’ll see.

I am going to buy one. With my own money.

400 thoughts on “Seeing Origami

  1. Hi, im Mark and I guess im introducing myself!!

    Icame across this site using ‘stumble’ (Firefox) and thought all the ideas fpoating aroudn here seem really interesting! (Although I don’t seem to agree with everything lol)

    Well, thats me :)!

  2. Hi, im Mark and I guess im introducing myself!!

    Icame across this site using ‘stumble’ (Firefox) and thought all the ideas fpoating aroudn here seem really interesting! (Although I don’t seem to agree with everything lol)

    Well, thats me :)!

  3. Hi, I have been a USA citizen all my life. I think American citizens torture people too much. America has people gang up on certain people, some names in peticular. I am not saying, yet. It seems America use`s social economic torture on many of its citizens. In the region of Irvine, California USA. For eight years a man has held in a hotel. he was not allowed to work, if he did work, he was fired immediately for strange reasons. He was not allowed to have a partner, he was not allowed to have friends. their is proof of the social economic torture. The torture was organized with educated American citizens some of them police, some of them white collar Corporate professionals. they all ganged up on one man. the strange thing is this type of social economic torture has been happening all his life. America has been torturing this man since he was 5 years old. he is now 28 now, his America torture has gotten worse. he is the victim of Voodoo propaganda in every part of his country, even though he has not be convicted of what they accuse him of. I feel America fights like cowards, and big brother bully`s this man. I think it`s bad enough, one the richest men in Irvine California, stole away his family, and the Irvine police made sure he was out casted. One of the richest cities in America tortures a US citizen day and night with the most powerful police departments and no one sees nothing. if the victim didn`t have this happen all his life, then maybe they would have gotten away with it. until now the victim is now probably getting framed, because America can`t let this out. the truth can not be told in this case. I feel any nation that does business with America is just as guilty. why should any nation support America`s torture habit?? If America is a Democracy then, why do they torture a man day and night; social economicly, with voodoo propaganda, and non partner clause. I don`t think any form of torture is legal in a Democracy. why is America controlled by white supremists! isn`t that the same as a hate group, why do they influence America so much. If a hate group has the biggest control over Americas Democracy, then why can`t other hate groups influence America?? such as Muslims, I think every hate group should have its share, if this allowed.

  4. Hi, I have been a USA citizen all my life. I think American citizens torture people too much. America has people gang up on certain people, some names in peticular. I am not saying, yet. It seems America use`s social economic torture on many of its citizens. In the region of Irvine, California USA. For eight years a man has held in a hotel. he was not allowed to work, if he did work, he was fired immediately for strange reasons. He was not allowed to have a partner, he was not allowed to have friends. their is proof of the social economic torture. The torture was organized with educated American citizens some of them police, some of them white collar Corporate professionals. they all ganged up on one man. the strange thing is this type of social economic torture has been happening all his life. America has been torturing this man since he was 5 years old. he is now 28 now, his America torture has gotten worse. he is the victim of Voodoo propaganda in every part of his country, even though he has not be convicted of what they accuse him of. I feel America fights like cowards, and big brother bully`s this man. I think it`s bad enough, one the richest men in Irvine California, stole away his family, and the Irvine police made sure he was out casted. One of the richest cities in America tortures a US citizen day and night with the most powerful police departments and no one sees nothing. if the victim didn`t have this happen all his life, then maybe they would have gotten away with it. until now the victim is now probably getting framed, because America can`t let this out. the truth can not be told in this case. I feel any nation that does business with America is just as guilty. why should any nation support America`s torture habit?? If America is a Democracy then, why do they torture a man day and night; social economicly, with voodoo propaganda, and non partner clause. I don`t think any form of torture is legal in a Democracy. why is America controlled by white supremists! isn`t that the same as a hate group, why do they influence America so much. If a hate group has the biggest control over Americas Democracy, then why can`t other hate groups influence America?? such as Muslims, I think every hate group should have its share, if this allowed.

  5. I see I’m going to need to get an additional part time job just to keep up with all the latest gadgets I want. That’s what I love about technology, always something to look forward to. Just when you think you have the latest and greatest, it’s supplanted by something new and better. And that’s a good problem. :)

  6. I see I’m going to need to get an additional part time job just to keep up with all the latest gadgets I want. That’s what I love about technology, always something to look forward to. Just when you think you have the latest and greatest, it’s supplanted by something new and better. And that’s a good problem. :)

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  8. I think it’s important to think in practical terms about the new ‘Origami’ and not be swept away by all the hype. It has no keyboard, just an on-screen over-lay you have to hit with a stylus. You can’t just take in anywhere and use it instantly. Given its short bat-tery life, you would have to turn it off and wait for Windows to load before each use. It has no CD ROM, so you could not install new programs. And the price is double what we were told. too. Is it worth it?

  9. I think it’s important to think in practical terms about the new ‘Origami’ and not be swept away by all the hype. It has no keyboard, just an on-screen over-lay you have to hit with a stylus. You can’t just take in anywhere and use it instantly. Given its short bat-tery life, you would have to turn it off and wait for Windows to load before each use. It has no CD ROM, so you could not install new programs. And the price is double what we were told. too. Is it worth it?

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  13. I saw a news clip abut these. They seem intresting, but they look horrable. I wouldn’t buy one just because they’re ugly.

  14. I saw a news clip abut these. They seem intresting, but they look horrable. I wouldn’t buy one just because they’re ugly.

  15. Its thursday now! (in england) so why don’t you spill the beans? Is it the one on the news, does it have a touchscreen, is it cheap LOL

  16. There are a lot of videos out there now – on Cnet, umpc.com, intel.com, and others – can’t you just release your video now?

  17. There are a lot of videos out there now – on Cnet, umpc.com, intel.com, and others – can’t you just release your video now?

  18. Have you seen the source code of Origami Project’s website? It says “Origami Project: the Mobile PC running Windows XP” :)

  19. Have you seen the source code of Origami Project’s website? It says “Origami Project: the Mobile PC running Windows XP” :)

  20. Fair enough, Robert. I’ll look for the video and specifically your interview with Otto. I’m sure it’s been said before, but you really put a humanizing face to Microsoft. One that truly communicates; who listens and “evangelizes.” That’s refreshing.

    John, you’re not alone in not understanding this new paradigm yet but it will probably be obvious in 2-5 years why you’ll want one. Who knows, maybe you’ll own such a device someday.

  21. Fair enough, Robert. I’ll look for the video and specifically your interview with Otto. I’m sure it’s been said before, but you really put a humanizing face to Microsoft. One that truly communicates; who listens and “evangelizes.” That’s refreshing.

    John, you’re not alone in not understanding this new paradigm yet but it will probably be obvious in 2-5 years why you’ll want one. Who knows, maybe you’ll own such a device someday.

  22. I see no use for this. An over priced ebook?

    Games: nope
    Music: nope
    Video: probably better than portable dvd players, but more expensive
    – The only use for this is watching videos on a
    – plane? That doesn’t bode well
    Web surfing: nope
    Mobility: nope
    stupid device that you will buy and then defend your purchase: yep.

    Crap

    Here is how this thing was thought up:

    So we made tablet PC – Yeah and they sold like, erm, cold cakes – lets make, a tablet… *all hold breath*… subnotebook. *lots of busying and excitedness*. Yes this could be our chance to redeem ourselves and go to too many creative meetings!

    *WAIT* The dark lord of marketing comes in. That sounds too stupid. We need to give it an intruiging sounding name to drive internet rumour mills, and please give scobullizer some more doughnuts so he can tell his brown-nosing freaks to buy one

    *Genius* we will do that bill, I mean dark lord of marketing.

    In the corridor a sweaty ape is dancing to a rythme only he can hear. developers developers.

    Jack of very few things, and king of none.

  23. I see no use for this. An over priced ebook?

    Games: nope
    Music: nope
    Video: probably better than portable dvd players, but more expensive
    – The only use for this is watching videos on a
    – plane? That doesn’t bode well
    Web surfing: nope
    Mobility: nope
    stupid device that you will buy and then defend your purchase: yep.

    Crap

    Here is how this thing was thought up:

    So we made tablet PC – Yeah and they sold like, erm, cold cakes – lets make, a tablet… *all hold breath*… subnotebook. *lots of busying and excitedness*. Yes this could be our chance to redeem ourselves and go to too many creative meetings!

    *WAIT* The dark lord of marketing comes in. That sounds too stupid. We need to give it an intruiging sounding name to drive internet rumour mills, and please give scobullizer some more doughnuts so he can tell his brown-nosing freaks to buy one

    *Genius* we will do that bill, I mean dark lord of marketing.

    In the corridor a sweaty ape is dancing to a rythme only he can hear. developers developers.

    Jack of very few things, and king of none.

  24. I think Sco-bull is even worried about putting any negative spin, you know how negative spin goes on the internet. Infinium, a whole company crashing down on web theories perhaps.

    I can say this, you say what is isn’t which is supposed to be reverse psycology?

    It is a subnotebook tablet? It sucks. That is what it does. Sucks. It has no use, it looks like a perfect example of something that would be developed on dilbert, too many cooks.

    But you are not touching that end of the stick are you.

  25. I think Sco-bull is even worried about putting any negative spin, you know how negative spin goes on the internet. Infinium, a whole company crashing down on web theories perhaps.

    I can say this, you say what is isn’t which is supposed to be reverse psycology?

    It is a subnotebook tablet? It sucks. That is what it does. Sucks. It has no use, it looks like a perfect example of something that would be developed on dilbert, too many cooks.

    But you are not touching that end of the stick are you.

  26. Ahh, Dave, there are dreams and then there’s economic reality. The two don’t always match up! We cover some of the tradeoffs in the interview with Otto.

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