Reaction on the Surface:
Then you add the keyboard and it looks like… a goddamn PC.
While, again, I think the keyboard thing is a smart thing to try to sell units, I have a feeling that in the long run, it will be a burden. It’s not as bad as the hardware keyboards on smartphones — which, remember, everyone insistedat one point Apple would have to add to the iPhone — which took up valuable screen real estate. But it’s in many ways a literal chain to the past.
Does typing on software keyboards suck? Compared to physical keyboards, yes. But the idea should be to reinvent the method of input (see: Siri, for example), not tack on an old one. It’s a crutch. It’s baggage. The only way to move forward is to throw it away.
iPad + Logitech keyboard is greatest thing ever. Total laptop replacement. No question Apple enters this space, in my opinion.
— M.G. Siegler (@mgsiegler) August 10, 2012
Cluster meet fuck, indeed.