Microsoft's Origami – a paper tiger

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Microsoft’s Origami is a joke. Does Gates really think we are going to walk around with this VAST device, as if it were a mobile? Check out the advert. Check out the guy gaming on the device on a tube station. How long would it take him to get mugged? I’d say about 10 mins in some stations in London. It’s bad enough with mobiles. As the BIMA event (note: PDF) I spoke at this evening pointed out, at least the iPod is a discrete device – even more discrete if you dump the tell-tale white ear buds. The PSP certainly isn’t. Microsoft’s Origami device will be like going back to the 80s – huge bricks to carry around. It might as well be a laptop – and that’s hardly revolutionary.

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