I really hope this is simply over my head, but WTF is up with Microsoft's latest roll out?
After months of cryptic Web marketing and word-of-mouth hype over Microsoft Corp.'s Project Origami, the company finally showed off the product: an ultracompact computer running Windows XP with a touchscreen and wireless connectivity.
It's everything a full computer or laptop is, minus the keyboard. It has a 7-inch touch-sensitive screen that responds to a stylus or the tap of a finger.
Why? I'm a total sucker for tech toys. Hell, I often contemplate taking a mind-numbing 9-to-5 so that I could spend more of my time playing instead of pursuing my lame ass dreams. So, I was looking forward to Microsoft's latest and greatest. Apple has pretty much cornered the market on innovation and design and this was a chance for MS to holla back. What a let down.
It falls somewhere between a laptop PC and a hand held PDA. But, uhh....I have a laptop and a PDA and they work just fine thanks. How does this product improve on the functionality of the gadgets I already use? At this point it doesn't. "At this point" is key because it seems that MS has visions of building upon this prototype. Again, Apple has set the standard with regards to rolling out "ready" projects. What's up with this "prototype" bullshit. Roll that shit out when it is ready. Wow us from the very start. Unless that thing can pick up TV signals or something like that this is a colossal waste of time.