An interesting discussion of someone's first experiences with Microsoft's Surface. I'm honestly a little saddened by this. I think nothing in the world could be better than good competition for Apple's touch-screen products, even if it's not a directly competing product, but if this account is anything to go buy, the Surface doesn't appear to be nipping at Apple's heels in any meaningful way. Oh, the product itself is okay, but the lack of attention to detail... well, it matters! Great technology isn't enough. If you miss the opportunity to wow with the first impression, you've got to fight very hard to get back in the user's good graces.
But, I must admit, there's a very small part of me - the Apple fan-boy part - that secretly smirks with satisfaction that Microsoft is yet again snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in another emerging market.
(via Dr. Wave)