On his way to the Apple Store on Friday, Instapaper creator Marco Arment stopped by the Microsoft Store during the launch of its Surface tablet with Windows RT. Here is Arment’s lasting impression:
The Surface is partially for Microsoft’s world of denial: the world in which this store contains no elephants and Microsoft invented the silver store with the glass front and the glowing logo and blue shirts and white lanyards and these table layouts and the modern tablet and its magnetic power cable. In that world, this is a groundbreaking new tablet that you can finally use at work and leave your big creaky plastic Dell laptop behind when you go to the conference room to have a conference call on the starfish phone with all of the wires and dysfunctional communication.
I definitely recommend reading the entire article. The part where Arment drills the Microsoft salesman with questions about the Surface tablet is hilarious.