When Microsoft announced the Surface tablet this week, I was disappointed to see so many Apple fans bashing the device without having laid a finger on one. It’s embarassing. Even the select journalists who received brief, hands-on demos weren’t permitted to explore the Surface freely. No one has enough information to declare it a success for failure. The bashing was premature to say the least.
Also premature is declaring the iPad obsolete as a result of Microsoft’s announcement. In a post entitled, “Microsoft Surface Just Made the MacBook Air and the iPad Look Obsolete,” Gizmodo’s Jesus Diaz has done just that:
“Surface just bumped the MacBook Air and the iPad to the back seat, and it did so by hewing tightly to everything that Apple’s Jonny (sic) Ive holds dear…Microsoft is the underdog and has the freedom that only someone with nothing to lose can afford. I wonder if Apple would be bold and continue to innovate instead of just living from Job’s heritage.”
That’s premature, Jesus. And you spelled “Jony” incorrectly. Embarrassing.