“Have you ever been on a camp-out or a backpacking trip and during breakfast, lunch or dinner someone pulls out a spork? You know, a spoon that half-way up becomes a mini-fork?” E. Werner Reschke writes for T-GAAP. “A spork’s not a really good spoon, and it’s not really a good fork, but it’s functional enough, given an outdoor hiking/camping situation.”
“Microsoft’s Surface 3 is the perfect spork, but would you use it beyond your digital campsite?” Reschke writes. “Surface 3 is really a product in need of a market. It may start at the $500 price range, but what problem it solves and for whom it is intended for is still a mystery.”
Reschke writes, “Unfortunately for Microsoft three years from now the spork will still be with us, used on that occasional camping trip, but the Surface franchise will have traveled the same road as the Zune, and Kin.”
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MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote last December:
Microsoft’s Surface Pro is a joke. Apple QC rejects more iPads than Surface Pro’s total production run rate – and that’s only a tiny bit of exaggeration.
Microsoft is a broken company that is still half-running off the previous bozo’s “ideas” because they hired the wrong guy, a Microsoft lifer, Nadella T. Clown, who seems to be unable to apply the brakes and stop Balmer’s runaway flops in their tracks. That’s not the way a badly beaten, horribly dysfunctional company is turned around.
In a properly-run Microsoft (which has never existed, by the way), Surface would have been cancelled long ago, in its development stages; the public would have never seen the Surface. It’d be just another stupid idea rapidly dismissed. Steve Jobs would have instantly eviscerated the hapless soul who had the temerity to waste his time with such a stupid, convoluted concept. Only Microsoft would go all the way through to actually producing the things (three generations so far!) and waste oodles of money trying, and failing, to market their slabs of stupidity.
Save your money, Microsoft. You’re going to need it.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]