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October 24, 2013

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.