Bishop asked Bach about Microsoft’s “Courier” device and Bach replied, “Well, Courier — Courier, first of all, wasn’t a device. The project and the incubation and the exploration we did on Courier I view as super important. The “device” people saw in the video isn’t going to ship, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t learn a bunch and innovate a bunch in the process. And I’m sure a bunch of that innovation will show up in Microsoft products, absolutely confident of it.”
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MacDailyNews Take: As per Bach’s last sentence: 20 years of bullshitting is obviously tough to stop immediately, if ever. As for the rest, yes, sometimes it’s tough always being right, but, hey, somebody has to do it:
“It’s not a ‘booklet,’ it’s a ‘vaporlet.’ So, why is this ‘astounding’ CG imagery being emitted right now? Are Microsoft worried that a real device is coming soon from another company?” – MacDailyNews Take, September 23, 2009, the day “Courier” supposedly was “leaked” by Gizmodo.
We find it immensely amusing that Microsoft still thinks they have the power to freeze markets. Up in Redmond, they’re delusional beyond repair.