When the challenge is made, some OEM partners have it, and some do not...

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2013/11/27, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2013/11/27/10468587.aspx


The dichotomy between Windows 7 and Windows 8 was as obvious as ever, and for some even more obvious with Windows 8.1...

Windows 8 without a touch screen was idiocy.

And Windows 7 with a touch screen was a waste.

This difference between three operating systems were ignored by some.

They were, on the other hand, embraced by some other people with the Surface RT 2 and the Surface Pro 2, which so readily proved that the iPad wasn't all that.

It was an open challenge to the OEM partners to be at least as cool as this, and more cool if you dare! 😏😏😏

Would the partners take the bait and strive to be as cool or even more cool, as the challenge indicated?

Or would they give up and look elsewhere.

Is it so hard to strive to be awesome in this area?

You might think so from the way the OEM partners reacted.

It was as if creativity had been bred out of their DNA or something like that.

Not everyone took the challenge that way.

Dell and Lenovo stepped up to the challenge in some of their new offerings, without even breaking a sweat.

Others were not so quick to jump into the ring with anything much.

What were they waiting for?

It was kind of embarrassing, you know.

People were really going to have to try a little harder if they want to impress people...😏😆😆😏😆😏


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