I liked Hugh Macleod when he was just a black-ink-and-white-paper kinda guy. Now he’s posting color. He got a Tablet PC and is having too much fun. Will someone please take it away before we all get hurt?
Oh, and usual warnings when I link to Hugh’s blog: he uses adult language in his drawings. Stuff that starts with “F” and ends with “K.” You’ve been warned.
I can’t visit a memetracker like Memeorandum or TailRank without seeing something about the Origami project. There’s pictures, on Engadget, and there are videos and other speculations elsewhere.
My own Origamisms started back last Spring when I visited Otto Berkes in his office and saw that he was tinkering with dozens of portable devices. Otto was one of the four guys, I hear, who started the Xbox team, but now was working in building 32, which is where the Tablet PC team was hanging out. He showed me some wood prototypes that excited me. They were small, would open up new usage models (I want to buy one for my son, for instance, to take to school to take notes on) and were fairly low cost.
Anyway, I’m going to keep my mouth shut about the rest of the deal, cause Otto and his team deserves their day in the sun. Let’s get back together on March 2 after the announcement and see what you think.
Om Malik loves his Tablet PC? OK, now I know the world is flipping out on me. What’s next? Bill Gates giving me a checkbook so that I can buy 37 Signals?
Oh, and Om, wait until you see the Tablet running Windows Vista. Whoa!
Show this one to your kids. Think you can work on a race team with just a high school education? Not likely, we learned in this video series (the guys we talked to all had college degrees). Here’s the videos from when we visited the Target Indy Race team. Lots of fun stuff and behind the scenes. We got access every race fan would die for.
Heh, Eric Mack wrote about his experiences as a YABHTU (Yet Another Blissfully Happy Tablet User).
Ahh, welcome to the YABHTU club!
Welcome to the Inkernet. That’s thanks to Loren Heiny (that’s his blog) and Telligent’s Community Server (a free content management system that drives lots of blogs) — Telligent is adding inking capabilities to Community Server. TDavid is trying his hand at it too.