Daring Fireball: Ice Water Enthusiast
What Microsoft demonstrated on Wednesday is exactly what I want in a computer — a lightweight tablet UI that’s meant for casual computing and a powerful, classic Windows that allows me to work. I’m tired of carrying around my iPad and laptop together. I want one device that does everything.
And people in hell want ice water.
That’s not to say Microsoft will pull it off. The company has set some ambitious goals for Windows 8, and a lot can go wrong. But I’m not about to dismiss what Microsoft is doing because it doesn’t follow in Apple’s footsteps. For Microsoft, playing copycat would only solidify Apple’s lead in the post-PC era.
What Microsoft revealed this week is that they do not believe there is a post-PC era. They’re banking that the PC era will never end.
Gruber responds to his critics about his assessment of Windows 8 and Microsoft’s strategy decisions.