How Microsoft's Surface tablet was born

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  1. bosamar

    bosamar Well-Known Member

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    This C|Net article is just a wrapper to The Verge's, but neither mentions the Origins of the Surface :p
     
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    Yes it is. From the Verge article:

    and that's how the Surface was born ;)
     
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    I am actually listening to Evanescence Bring Me To Life :)

    Sorry, if I go way back way before the current Surface.
     
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    I'm listening to Imagine Dragons, Radio Active. Also appropriate I suppose ;)

    MS has been at this for a long time. I think it is originally Bill's brain child coming from tablet PCs though PixelSense and Courier to eventually get to the Surface. A lot of technology had to fall in place (faster, smaller and more efficient) to get this where it is now. I think Bill is smiling though.

    bill-gates-tablets.jpg
     
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    Apple fanboys would have you believe that it was Steve Jobs who initially came up with the idea of a portable computer/tablet. =D
     
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    If they will consider Pencept insignificant, then the Newton is it. The Microsoft Tablet PC was nearly a decade after it.

    :)
     

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