Microsoft Surface naysayers, if such people exist (ahem), might criticise the fact that M$ has merely irked Windows 8 tablet OEMs while selling just three units (give or take).
Earlier this week we heard that Microsoft actually feels “very good” about its creation, and Panos Panay, general manager of the Surface team, echoes those sentiments.
Panos has been talking with The Verge, taking the publication through the history of the Microsoft Surface, from concept to reality.
There are a few vaguely interesting titbits, such as the notion that the Microsoft Surface existed in concept before the iPad was launched, alongside a handful of abandoned colours, and, er, bits of string and stuff.
More interesting, for my money, is Panos’ take on the Microsoft Surface’s position in the tablet market, and the abundant criticism levelled at the device.
Panos muses: "The people that aren't using the products certainly have opinions, but the people using them love them and I think that's what's most important to us right now."
He concludes: "I think things just keep getting better, just hopefully what you'd expect from us."
Seems like a nice chap. I almost feel kinda sorry for him, till I realise he probably earns around 800 times what I do. Gah.