Gizmodo: Microsoft has its evil back

Yeah, looks like Gizmodo is reporting that we’ve gotten our evil back. Whew, just in time! Implies that Origami is just a glorified media player with nasty DRM.

Unfortunately, the truth isn’t so fun. Origami devices (there are more than one) run the same Windows Tablet PC Edition that my full scale Tablet PC is running. So, the DRM story is no different on Origami than it is on any Windows laptop or Tablet PC. If your MP3s play on a Windows XP device, they’ll play just fine on an Origami device.

Damn, I was so looking forward to running with the Microsoft is evil theme some more. I was getting tired of our competitors having all the evil fun. ;-)

206 thoughts on “Gizmodo: Microsoft has its evil back

  1. Podesta,

    Microsoft has no control over this. They don’t make hardware, they don’t manufacture it. BallmerGates can promise price points all the livelong day, it’s meaningless, because they don’t make the widget. The only hardware they can promise a price on in a meaningful fashion is stuff they make. Once you get past the Xbox360 and its crackhead price point, you’re down to input accessories.

    Never take MS seriously about hardware prices, they have no power or standing to set them.

  2. Podesta,

    Microsoft has no control over this. They don’t make hardware, they don’t manufacture it. BallmerGates can promise price points all the livelong day, it’s meaningless, because they don’t make the widget. The only hardware they can promise a price on in a meaningful fashion is stuff they make. Once you get past the Xbox360 and its crackhead price point, you’re down to input accessories.

    Never take MS seriously about hardware prices, they have no power or standing to set them.

  3. tpollack, I was shocked to see that the actual price of the Samsung Origami device is well above even the highest projected price. Puts ‘that’s all she wrote’ to the marketing campaign.

    You are not going to get an answer to your questions. Scoble evades substantive issues or uses his resident sycophants, like RL, to change the subject.

  4. tpollack, I was shocked to see that the actual price of the Samsung Origami device is well above even the highest projected price. Puts ‘that’s all she wrote’ to the marketing campaign.

    You are not going to get an answer to your questions. Scoble evades substantive issues or uses his resident sycophants, like RL, to change the subject.

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