The Origami Enigma

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There’s something mysterious going on in Redmond. (No, I’m not talking about Vista.) It seems that Microsoft is working on some sort of new product, but isn’t really saying what it is just yet.

 

The project is called “Origami,” and it’s being marketed in a very unconventional way, especially for Microsoft. Although company officials have been mum about it so far, the organization rolled out a Web site a couple of weeks back that offers clues and riddles that hint at what the new solution might be.

 

The site itself (http://www.origamiproject.com) features landscape shots of places like cities, mountains and the tropics accompanied by ambient music. As the pictures progress, text fades in and out that displays cryptic statements like, “I am everywhere you are, but never in the way.” At the end of the montage, it asks the reader, “Who am I?”

 

If I had to venture a guess, I’d say Origami has something to do with wireless. (The site suggests you can use it anywhere.) However, like everyone else, I’ll have to wait until the company’s official announcement this Thursday. Should be interesting…

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