Rob Enderle is President and Principal Analyst of the “Enderle Group,” a group of two which consists of Rob and his wife Mary. If they had a dog it’d likely be a group of three, but then, of course, Rob wouldn’t be principal analyst any longer.
So, what’s new with Rob? Well, the BBC News, in their finite wisdom, has decided to interview Enderle about Microsoft’s Windows 7. The Beeb’s Rory Cellan-Jones identifies Rob Enderle as an “Independent Pundit,” and gets right down to the task of demonstrating Vista SP3… er, Windows 7 on an HP “TouchSmart” PC (a sardonically-named product as we’re about to see).
“Independent Pundit” Rob Enderle has worked for and with companies like, oh, Microsoft and HP and also currently sits on HP’s advisory council. This is public information that took us 5.7 seconds to find online that is, nonetheless, obviously “news” to Cellan-Jones and the Beeb, hapless dolts that they are.
Marvelous wonder? “Ponderous blunder” is more like it. This particular Microsoft copy of Apple innovation works about as well as — maybe even better than — we’d expect.
Of course, Enderle also forgets that – or lies about – the fact that Apple has offered Multi-Touch™ Macs for quite some time now. First with the MacBook Air and now across the entire MacBook family. And Apple has done it the correct way – on a spacious trackpad, not on a vertical screen where users arms would quickly tire in what everyone — everyone outside of HP and Microsoft, that is — calls “Gorilla Arm.”
For what it’s worth, the Beeb’s full article is here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers "Paul in the U.K." and "Chas" for the heads up.]