Interesting thoughts by Ben Thompson on why he likes his Chromebook Pixel and thinks the platform has legs.
To take an extreme example, look at the iPhone: iPhone OS 1 was much less capable – no copy-and-paste, no multi-tasking, no app store – but it was also much simpler than any version that followed. And, as this example highlights, sometimes more complexity is a trade-off worth making.
I watched some of the football playoffs but missed that Microsoft ran one of their Scroogled ads during a game. What an embarrassment.
“It doesn’t have Windows, or Office”
That’s not the cudgel it used to be, Redmond.