But it’s hard to get riled up about such posts any more. Given Microsoft’s position in the tablet space, this whole thing just reads as sort of sad.
-MG Siegler, ParisLemon
Speaking of the blog post by Microsoft’s Frank Shaw, I have had a number of conversations on this subject and it all comes down to just how unimportant Microsoft now is in the landscape of computing. My comment: “How many more missteps does it take before Microsoft realizes that it is not in a good place?” Apparently, a few more. Enjoy your Surface 2, no one!
Update (10/24 1:13pm): Dave Mark has a fantastic rant over on The Loop.
Here’s a taste:
Really Frank? How many tablets in the world have Word on them? How many have Pages? I would wager that any iPad productivity app will have more “traction” than any comparable Surface app.
And I use my iPad every single day, all without a single bolted on aftermarket input device, just the ones I was born with.
There is no better reason to not do something
There is no better reason to try
There is no better reason to fight
Against tyranny and strife
Removal is often the goal
Removal is often the challenge
Removal is often not enough
To completely fix what hangs in the balance
But it can bring about great change
But it can bring light
But it can bring great joys
In the darkness of the night
And so I live with friction
And so I live with what is hard
And so I live with what I love
But I stay upon my guard