I have always wondered what Microsoft’s Origami project was about. Of course I know what it is. But what I am puzzled about is what is it actually for. Is it a PDA? Is it a laptop replacement?
Now, according to an interview with Betanews, Otto Berkes, the architect and general manager of the Origami line (now officially known as Ultra-Mobile PC, or UMPC) cites:
Today’s desktops and laptops are not designed for true “on the go” use, he explained, but people are increasingly going mobile.
The UMPC opens up a wider array of computing scenarios, including easier in-car use, or walking down a hall between meetings.
Easier in-car use? I assume he assumed you were the passenger because driving while operating the UMPC will definitely get you into trouble. But even if this is so, have you ever tried writing notes while going through our bumpy and pothole-ridden roads?