Archive for February, 2006

Origami Device to Ship on March 23rd?

February 26, 2006

Microsoft is scheduled to make a big announcement on Thursday, March 2nd.

Rumors are flying that it will be a new ultra-portable computing device. Some more thoughts about it here.

I hope that it will be an actual shipping product and not just the usual Microsoft prototype platform.

My take from the web site is that it will. The web site’s implied 3 week timeline suggests a shipping product on Thursday, March 23rd.

Ultra portable computing is an extremely exciting space.  We all know where the industry is heading and its not just the predictable Dick Tracy watch.

I’d like to rehash an old blog entry (again).

My prediction for the next 10 years, by 2016, I expect to see one multi-purpose portable device offering the following services.

# Service
1. Voice / Video Phone
2. Entertainment – Music, Movies, Games
3. Social Network Provider – Six Degree Separation Features
4. Wallet
5. Commuter Pass
6. Videoconference Device
7. Encyclopedia
8. Health Monitor
9. Passport/Security Card
10. Personal Blackbox – recording vitals in case of accident
11. Traffic Advisor
12. Language Translator
13. Project Planner
14. Financial Planner
15. Transportation Planner
16. Vacation/Travel Planner
17. Personal Life Recorder – records / archive all daily activities
18. Meeting Presentation Device
19. Air Quality Metering Device
20. Person Locator

My Local Live Scratch Pad

February 24, 2006

Just to recap an older blog entry, I’m working on a clean way to reserve an area on my blog for local live “points of interest”.

In the mean time, here’s my local live world:

  • I live here.
  • I used to work here.
  • This was my commute.
  • My car is here. It’s the blue jeep wrangler on the roof top.

I went to school here:


# Other Points of Interest
1. I used to live here.
2. City Hall is here.
3. Brooklyn Bridge: Manhattan side here, Brooklyn side here.
4. Old Yankee Stadium here
5. Old Shea Stadium here
6. Washington Square Park (Greenwich Village) here
7. Union Square Park is here
8. Madison Square Park is here
9. Times Square
10. A famous celebrity’s roof top is here.
11. Cooper Union in the East Village is here. Abe Lincoln gave his famous ‘house divided’ speech there.
12. McSorley’s Ale House is here. Peter Cooper (founder Cooper Union), toasted Lincoln at McSorley’s.
13. Jimmy Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studio is here.
14. Central Park West (CPW) – Tavern on the Green
15. Upper West Side – Grant’s Tomb
16. Fort Tryon Park – The Cloisters
17. The Little Red Lighthouse story is about this.