'An Alternate Universe'

Marco Arment describes his first experience with the Microsoft Surface:

But it’s not for me at all. Not even for testing, experimenting, or curiosity. It feels too much like using a Windows PC, which was exactly Microsoft’s intention, and it will appeal to people who want that. But that’s a world I fled 8 years ago with no intention of returning

Apparently the store itself was also bizarre:

My demo was interrupted as another employee walked through the store, shouting enthusiastically, “WE HAVE WORKSHOPS IN THE BACK!” Nobody followed him there.

Thanks to Marco, I now know pretty much all I need to know about the Surface. Go check out the full story.