OK, Let me start out with saying the Surface is the coolest device anyone could have.
Of course you’ve gone to http://www.surface.com , right? If you haven’t–you need to. As Bill Baer says, Feng Shui baby!
You ask, "Have you seen the YouTube parody?" Yes, I have. It is funny. Very funny until you stop and think…uhhh…I already have a big ass table in my house. Some people have more than one. OH and get this…YOU, the reader probably have one.
Yes, you do. It’s called a BIG (Plasma, HD, et al) SCREEN TV. Oh, and get this: you have a big ass table, on a STAND, on its SIDE, and all you do is LOOK AT it. Point a remote control at it to change the picture every once in a while. Nice.
Now the parody isn’t funny any more. Its stupid. Myopic. Makes you almost feel hypocritical, because the Surface is something more than a big ass table; that does more than just display video. You can touch it, manipulate the images, get the information you want at any time with no TiVo or DVR necessary. You can interact with it. And your Big screen TV? you sit and look at it. Oh..you have theatre surround sound? oooohh…
<Parody voice> One day you will sit on your fat ass looking at a big ass table, on its side, on a stand, with theatre surround sound. All day. And you will invite people to come over to look at it. It will do nothing more than display video. You will need to control it with a remote. Behold…the Big Screen (Plasma, HDTV) Television!</Parody voice>