oh and... ..Good luck Scoble!
That's pretty cool.. you can see Ric's passion for his work.
What's the odds that NERD appears on *nix box soon
no wait.. they already did
It needs to be somthing diferent. It needs to be somthing special and new that nothing else does. As it is it seems half-way to being a laptop, half-way to being a ppc, half-way to being a mobile media device, half-way to being a lot of things, and yet not good enough to take on any of the specialist devices in any area - and yet more than twice the cost of any of the specialist devices.
I think the phrase you are looking for is "Jack of all trades, master of none"
I love the way you set the poll to "Do you have a portable digital video device?" prior to this
getting some bad comments @ http://www.engadget.com/2006/03/09/so-what-is-origami-well-tell-ya/
mostly from Apple-fanboys..
I agree this shows great promise, scale it down, improve battery life, and you could end up giving 2 fingers to those fanboys.
Anyone have any other questions that haven't been answered yet?
Would you replace your laptop with this?
I know it's been said that it's not supposed to replace a laptop, but that's just the point, I can't see where this device fits in the market, too big to be truly portable, and not as form friendly as a laptop.
Maybe it's just because I'm coming from an IT background? like my previous post, if they'd have made it 7' by 2' in size that I could drop into a docking station that resembled a full blown laptop.. I'd have been very presently surprised, and first to part with my cash.
I dunno, I'd prefer to use my laptop for extensive work and a WM5.0 phone for the portablity.. at the moment this just misses the mark (I know he said it wasn't designed to fit in the pocket..) .. if you can get it much smaller (ipodket size), then I'd be sold.
But I have to say, congrats to the team.. it's a nice bit of kit..