I am not the only blogger that is struggling with each post about the Ultra-Mobile PC/ UMPC/ Origami. We have to mention all three of these names to make sure everyone knows what we are talking about. Not anymore, thanks to Bill Gates. Bill was interviewed by Builder AU and had this to say about the Origami:
Well, it is a PC, and for a lot of people, it will be their second PC. And I’m a total believer in the tablet – I think it will be totally mainstream. Whatever it takes, Microsoft will be behind it to make it better and better. If I’m critical of us, I’d say that making it easy to have multiple PCs [and having] your “state” just show up on those PCs – that’s been partly holding people back.
The Origami – you want to take it to meetings with you but you don’t want to think about syncing before you walk out to that meeting. [The information] should just be there.
So there you have it. If Origami is good enough for Bill it’s good enough for me. It’s a cool name, too.
(via UMPC Buzz)