Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Mar 2006 21:32 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In a preview of Tuesday afternoon's demonstration, Intel Marketing Director Brad Graff showed CNET several of the Ultra Mobile PC devices, including an example of the kind of hardware that will ship in the next few weeks as part of the Microsoft effort. As earlier reported, the first devices have a 7-inch touch screen, standard x86 processors, and can run full versions of desktop operating systems including the Windows XP variant being used for Origami.
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RE[3]: blogged about it
by ormandj on Tue 7th Mar 2006 23:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: blogged about it"
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You specifically said: "So why is this new Origami project generates so much buzz while Be/QNX have both failed, I don't know."

Then: "But nevertheless, the Origami project is not a new idea, but it does get all the hype in the world, because it is backed by MS and Intel. This is a good example how lots of money can create lots of interest. You need money in order to make more money. Having a cool idea is *not* enough."

I answered your question, nothing more. You ask why Origami gets buzz, and Be/QNX failed in this market.

You toss out a (thought? I'm not familiar with blogging terminology) that suggests Origami is an old idea rehashed with lots of marketing funds, and state having a cool idea is not enough.

Yes, my response is very much parallel to your (thought?) However, you said you do not know what the answer to your question was. So I answered it.

Honestly, I didn't even remember reading that in your blog. I must have had a brain-fart and completely skipped your last paragraph (odd... but I won't rule it out). My apologies. If I had read it, I simply would have replied "read your fourth paragraph for the answer to your question in the 3rd paragraph."

It seems my problem is my non-understanding of how a blog works. I suppose you can postulate questions, as if speaking to the sky, and answer them in the next paragraph instead of simply correcting your question into a statement? Pah, I knew I hated blogs for a reason. ;)

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RE[4]: blogged about it
by Eugenia on Tue 7th Mar 2006 23:11 in reply to "RE[3]: blogged about it"
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That was a RHETORIC question, not a real one! I obviously answered that very question on the next paragraph, that you have now quoted. ;)

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RE[5]: blogged about it
by ormandj on Tue 7th Mar 2006 23:25 in reply to "RE[4]: blogged about it"
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Hehe. ;) Well, either way, no offense was intended nor did I want to belittle your own writing. Just an honest mistake/misunderstanding of blogs and apparently a mis-reading. ;)

As a side note, I thought more about it, I really can't ever see carrying a tablet. Too easy to break, I can't stick it in my pocket (and if I could the screen would be too small.) I'd rather just have a laptop in a bag - oh wait, I already do. ;)

I think the only time these things will be viable is when you can stick a little box in your pocket, plug a wire into some glasses and have a 60" display (or one appearing so) at a decent resolution, and some method of input that doesn't rely on typing/speaking. I don't want to be in public shouting at my computer to reboot on a BSOD, nor do I want to type on air like an idiot. Thought-computing, thank you very much!

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