Why this round of techoptimism feels different
- The devices, akin to squeezing a full Windows machine into something about the size of a midrange iPad, often complete with a physical keyboard, utterly fascinated me back around 2006.At that time I had roughly zero money, so buying one of the devices was entirely out of the question.
- Perhaps when I fell in love with Twitter, realizing in an instant that I just tweet as much as I wanted, and no one could stop me; the first moment I had my own blog on the internet and I was freed from any sort of publishing constraint.
- I could use the devices that I had spent so much time nerding out over.
- This is how the iPhone launch felt, to highlight a well-known example of the phenomenon.Not much since then has given me the same jolt.
- One of my most joyous technology memories concerns Project Origami.
- It was a bit like meeting a celebrity to my teenaged self.
One of my most joyous technology memories concerns Project Origami. The effort from Microsoft, Intel and others launched ultramobile PCs, or UMPCs. The devices, akin to squeezing a full Windows mach [+1615 chars]