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.
Posted: October 24, 2013