With Microsoft Surface having sent the Windows 8 hype cycle into overdrive, some blowback was...

With Microsoft Surface having sent the Windows 8 hype cycle into overdrive, some blowback was probably inevitable. Time's Harry McCracken thinks Surface amounts to vaporware, and notes Microsoft's (MSFT) long history of providing "extremely rough drafts" of products that weren't close to finished (ed: some journalists did receive a small amount of hands-on time with Surface). ABI Research, meanwhile, predicts Windows tablets will only account for 1.3% of 2012 shipments. (earlier)

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  • 1mp1r3t4
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    Based on his premise, Tim Geithner must still be delinquent and evading taxes while Charles Rangel owns more property in the Dominican Republic and holds more apartments in NY than he acknowledges. Interesting remarks. Now it's up to MSFT to follow up and make him shine or eat crow. Time will tell.
    22 Jun 2012, 12:18 PM Reply Like
  • KevinRemde
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    I think it's just amazing that hacks such as McCracken can continue to make a living spinning negativity and doubt and "blah blah bad stuff blah blah blah".. with provocative titles and hate-everything attitudes, because it's easier to do than to actually understand the technology or the product they're supposedly reviewing.


    I don't care whose products you prefer (Apple, Microsoft, Google).. there are always going to be "journalists" who will find willing eyes for such drivel. And it's sad when people take their opinions as if they are gospel-truth.
    22 Jun 2012, 03:02 PM Reply Like
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