Oh God, Save Me From The Tech Journalists
After observing the coverage of Windows 8/RT at the IFA, one thing was made very clear to me. It is that tech journalists everywhere (not just from the verge) are completely incompetence at their job.
It is perhaps the first time ever that Windows RT is made available for public hand-on, and what did all of them do? Immediately dive into the desktop mode with their fat finger on a 10.1" screen tablet then complain how it is difficult to touch anything.
Meanwhile, I've yet to see a hand-on video that goes into how Windows RT handles multitasking on that 2gb standard, Metro IE10's performance, responsiveness overall. People want to see those things because that is exactly what Windows RT is made for. Not the desktop mode.
I think Microsoft should just disable the desktop mode in Windows RT when giving these to tech journalists. So they won't be able to complain about the the desktop mode while not having their fat finger all over it. What part of the desktop mode don't these tech journalists understand that it isn't meant to be use with their finger?
(edited: Microsoft should make this screen mandatory before they ship it to the journalists for review)
Some (Bott) go on babbling about what does no compromise means? It means exactly what it means. That when they want to compose their next great novel, they should use the keyboard accessory. Then when they want a quick browse of the web or do some mundane consuming activity, the metro environment is perfect for that.