I then listened to Panos Panay, GM of Microsoft’s Surface division, talk about wanting to control the messaging around Surface ... didn’t want Surface to be judged immediately and cast aside on someone else’s terms
I don't want to make myself the official surface defender but the fact it can run Office, and in fact has a version of office free, and can use external storage makes it a much better iPad IMO.
bondcliff: But, see, this is not 1974. Most people don't care about computing. We just want to do shit and have it be easy and look pretty. We're not plotting trajectories for artillery here, we're watching Breaking Bad and reading Metafilter.
You may continue mocking us for that, if it makes you feel better.
But, see, this is not 1974.
"Two major resale sites reported eye-popping surges in business in the run-up to the iPad Mini launch. Some 140,000 devices were put up for sale on Gazelle.com Tuesday – a 700% spike from the day before, says Anthony Scarsella, chief gadget officer at the site. Half of that increase occurred in the hours just before the announcement, he says – and the most common model put up for sale was the “new iPad” released just six months ago."
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