Every tech writer on the Internet seems to want to be the one to crack
the code and figure out what Microsoft plans to do with Surface. I
thought I was one of them until I spent three days trying to write
this article. I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t really care
what Microsoft’s plans are or if they’ll pan-out for them. They bore
me. They’re irrelevant now.
I suspect we’re getting ready to see if they’re nimble enough to
completely reshape their business model, much like IBM had to do more
than a decade ago. Who knows what they’re going to do, now that they
property model has reached its sunset years?
Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or
a dose of common sense.
- Chapman Cohen