Who will hate the Origami?

One of the questions I ask in the video with Origami’s architect, Otto Berkes, was “who will hate Origami?”

Now we have our answer, thanks to CNET News.com: Bloggers!

OK, now that we got that out of the way, see ya in the morning tomorrow (I hear that we’ll be able to post the video by about 1 a.m.). I’m just snowed under with emails in the meantime. Sigh.

Update: Engadget has a first look at the Samsung version.

135 thoughts on “Who will hate the Origami?

  1. “There’s still EXTREME demand for these things. ”

    EXTREME As in: LESS THAN THE FIRST XBOX.

  2. “There’s still EXTREME demand for these things. ”

    EXTREME As in: LESS THAN THE FIRST XBOX.

  3. Christopher: Xbox 360s are getting to stores, but are getting snapped up. I saw a pile go within minutes at the local Best Buy. There’s still EXTREME demand for these things.

  4. Christopher: Xbox 360s are getting to stores, but are getting snapped up. I saw a pile go within minutes at the local Best Buy. There’s still EXTREME demand for these things.

  5. I am still away from all this pointless techie geek fluff, but I knew it, I just knew it. Tablet PC small-form factor part 2. Tech is there, plodding OEMs backed by the equally plodding Microsoft with a hit from Intel, with poorer specs than most Tablets and prices near it. Niche at best. But give it a few rounds, might be something in 2008 or in the instant-on and fuel cell eras. Another Mobile Device rathole for Microsoft to sink tons of investor monies into. And another one for all the OEMs to get a royal acid bath with, Tablet PC redux.

    PS – And oh, I still don’t see any 360s in the stores.

  6. I am still away from all this pointless techie geek fluff, but I knew it, I just knew it. Tablet PC small-form factor part 2. Tech is there, plodding OEMs backed by the equally plodding Microsoft with a hit from Intel, with poorer specs than most Tablets and prices near it. Niche at best. But give it a few rounds, might be something in 2008 or in the instant-on and fuel cell eras. Another Mobile Device rathole for Microsoft to sink tons of investor monies into. And another one for all the OEMs to get a royal acid bath with, Tablet PC redux.

    PS – And oh, I still don’t see any 360s in the stores.

  7. “You might want to look into the iPod more, though. It wasn’t done at Apple originally. At least not totally.”

    Oh, for crying out loud..

    Tony Fadell pitched the idea of a music player combined with an online store to several companies, including Apple. When Apple hired him to develop the product, there was a bit of work to do on it.. Like, DESIGN and IMPLEMENT it.

    Trying to spin this as “wasn’t done at Apple” is like trying to blame DEC for the NT disaster. Cutler brought you clowns a decent design for an OS, which you proceeded to botch to a truly incredible degree.

  8. “You might want to look into the iPod more, though. It wasn’t done at Apple originally. At least not totally.”

    Oh, for crying out loud..

    Tony Fadell pitched the idea of a music player combined with an online store to several companies, including Apple. When Apple hired him to develop the product, there was a bit of work to do on it.. Like, DESIGN and IMPLEMENT it.

    Trying to spin this as “wasn’t done at Apple” is like trying to blame DEC for the NT disaster. Cutler brought you clowns a decent design for an OS, which you proceeded to botch to a truly incredible degree.

  9. I can’t imagine hating a device I’ll never have to use.

    Now, if my employer were to require me to carry one around for some reason, THEN, I might hate it.

  10. I can’t imagine hating a device I’ll never have to use.

    Now, if my employer were to require me to carry one around for some reason, THEN, I might hate it.

  11. Personally I am happy to see an expansion of the UMPC market. I own a Sony U750p and love it (except for the fact that it is very difficult to legally put windows tablet os on it). I am a director in a two hospital medical system and have been waiting for a device portable enough and powerful enough to use at the patients bedside. I think there is a huge potential for these devices. People are fed up with the current limitations of their Pocket PCs and Palm devices. I am really looking forward to the evolution of the UMPC. I just hope it takes hold better than the tablet form factor. I was very dissapointed when Sony removed the U series from the US.

  12. Personally I am happy to see an expansion of the UMPC market. I own a Sony U750p and love it (except for the fact that it is very difficult to legally put windows tablet os on it). I am a director in a two hospital medical system and have been waiting for a device portable enough and powerful enough to use at the patients bedside. I think there is a huge potential for these devices. People are fed up with the current limitations of their Pocket PCs and Palm devices. I am really looking forward to the evolution of the UMPC. I just hope it takes hold better than the tablet form factor. I was very dissapointed when Sony removed the U series from the US.

  13. Grant’s right — The majority of the blogosphere seems to hate Microsoft. It’s probably best to just take the attacks with a grain of salt. When you’re angry or dislike someone or something, many times objectivity and judgement are lost.

    Also, paradigm shifts are really difficult for many in the early stages of change. How did Copernicus or Newton handle the ridicule of their ideas? Never mind, this is a poor comparison as they didn’t work for the “Evil Empire.”

    Heh, and what are the anti-ms haters going to say when apple comes out with a competing product? Something tells me the majority of the blogosphere will conveniently forget the “doesn’t do anything well” argument and focus instead on aesthetics.

    Time will tell and the usefulness of the platform will eventually be undeniable. It’s probably best to just handle the criticism with grace and dignity.

  14. Grant’s right — The majority of the blogosphere seems to hate Microsoft. It’s probably best to just take the attacks with a grain of salt. When you’re angry or dislike someone or something, many times objectivity and judgement are lost.

    Also, paradigm shifts are really difficult for many in the early stages of change. How did Copernicus or Newton handle the ridicule of their ideas? Never mind, this is a poor comparison as they didn’t work for the “Evil Empire.”

    Heh, and what are the anti-ms haters going to say when apple comes out with a competing product? Something tells me the majority of the blogosphere will conveniently forget the “doesn’t do anything well” argument and focus instead on aesthetics.

    Time will tell and the usefulness of the platform will eventually be undeniable. It’s probably best to just handle the criticism with grace and dignity.

  15. Bobby, you know there’s no way to win here. Just get naked and spray on troll repellant.

    Technology has become as partisan as our politics here in the US. The typical liberal/Democrat won’t hear anything but evil in what the typical conservative/Republican has to say, no matter what’s being said. And 100% vice versa, lest you think I align with a party instead of simple common sense.

    It’s become one big emotional debate that no longer has anything to do with reality. It’s all spin, hype and bias.

    Another type of device that could potentially evolve into something decent or better is always good for users, no matter if it’s made by Sun, Micrsoft, Apple or other channel partners.

    If we woke up tomorrow and the one true set of ‘right’ technologies had been ordained by some omnipotent force, what would people talk about anymore? Politics and Barry Bonds?

    The blogosphere is one amazingly cynical and snarky disappointment. You don’t want better, you don’t want advancement. You just want to hopefully constantly evolve your point of view so that someday, just maybe, you’ll feel entitled to abstractly tell some anonymous and theoretically vanquished audience, “I told you so”.

    We could have done so much, we had so much promise.

  16. Bobby, you know there’s no way to win here. Just get naked and spray on troll repellant.

    Technology has become as partisan as our politics here in the US. The typical liberal/Democrat won’t hear anything but evil in what the typical conservative/Republican has to say, no matter what’s being said. And 100% vice versa, lest you think I align with a party instead of simple common sense.

    It’s become one big emotional debate that no longer has anything to do with reality. It’s all spin, hype and bias.

    Another type of device that could potentially evolve into something decent or better is always good for users, no matter if it’s made by Sun, Micrsoft, Apple or other channel partners.

    If we woke up tomorrow and the one true set of ‘right’ technologies had been ordained by some omnipotent force, what would people talk about anymore? Politics and Barry Bonds?

    The blogosphere is one amazingly cynical and snarky disappointment. You don’t want better, you don’t want advancement. You just want to hopefully constantly evolve your point of view so that someday, just maybe, you’ll feel entitled to abstractly tell some anonymous and theoretically vanquished audience, “I told you so”.

    We could have done so much, we had so much promise.

  17. Ha, and I got bashed on CNET for “going from site to site spreading supportive ‘memes’ for Origami.” I believe I only placed posts on scobleizer and one post on CNET. I recall saying some glowing items about the future of the platform yet not being totally pleased with the first Microsoft iteration. Just goes to show that much of Microsoft bashing is irrational. Heh, you Microsofties must have some pretty thick skin…

  18. Ha, and I got bashed on CNET for “going from site to site spreading supportive ‘memes’ for Origami.” I believe I only placed posts on scobleizer and one post on CNET. I recall saying some glowing items about the future of the platform yet not being totally pleased with the first Microsoft iteration. Just goes to show that much of Microsoft bashing is irrational. Heh, you Microsofties must have some pretty thick skin…

  19. Well, somehow I don’t think Jon’s postings are contributing significantly to the buzz on Origami. After all, CBS had in on the CBS Evening News tonight and much as reader comments on Scobleizer are important, I kind of think that quite a few million more people saw that then are reading Jon’s comments.

  20. Well, somehow I don’t think Jon’s postings are contributing significantly to the buzz on Origami. After all, CBS had in on the CBS Evening News tonight and much as reader comments on Scobleizer are important, I kind of think that quite a few million more people saw that then are reading Jon’s comments.

  21. Jon,

    You didn’t read very closely, did you. I said what I was doing just based on what was already known. If it’s better, great. This is a killer product based on even the “we’re disappointed” postings.

  22. Jon,

    You didn’t read very closely, did you. I said what I was doing just based on what was already known. If it’s better, great. This is a killer product based on even the “we’re disappointed” postings.

  23. >First off though – it’s a platform, not a device.

    Good point. But to most people it’ll look like a device.

    >Very very important: will the Vista version of these devices have media center extender support?

    I ask that in the video. Let me know if the answer doesn’t answer the question and I’ll get more details.

  24. >First off though – it’s a platform, not a device.

    Good point. But to most people it’ll look like a device.

    >Very very important: will the Vista version of these devices have media center extender support?

    I ask that in the video. Let me know if the answer doesn’t answer the question and I’ll get more details.

  25. I find it funny how so many people were complaining about overhype by Apple for their most recent product release.

    The origami hype vs the actual product really pushes over-hyping to the next level…

  26. I find it funny how so many people were complaining about overhype by Apple for their most recent product release.

    The origami hype vs the actual product really pushes over-hyping to the next level…

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