Why we all care. A MS Fanboys confession...

As I find myself defending laptop positions and why the Surface Pro isn't a iPad killer but rather a potential laptop and tablet killer, I asked myself why was I even spending time doing this. It was a interesting question to ask since I am definately biased about MS stuff (see my history...) I felt this sudden urge to self reflect as to why this stupid crap is actually important to me. I cam across these reasons: 1) I have a vested interest in MS doing well; 2) I would like to see a change in current technology directed towards better, not necessarily cheaper, products that last a long time and are better for consumers in the long run; 3) I would hate to see a person who does not know enough about a situation be affected by a troll or fanboy. It's this last point that I think gets most of us. Key terminlogy is created by marketers to lead talking points regarding products or people or organizations. This has been written about in books such as "Don't think of an Elephant" or "The political Mind: A Cognitive Scientists Guide to Your Brain and Its Politics". As most writers should know, their products are replicated not only physically but the ideas are also replicated. The better the idea, the better the spread. Republicans have used talking points successfully for years to spread terminology (with a nice catchphrase for years) and authors do all the time as well. We all use them as well. Fanboy, Flame, Troll. iPad Killer. That last one someone even capitalized... The words alone bring up succession of thoughts that force us to think one way or the other with respect to a subject. My title of this article was a perfect example to try and capture and intrigue readership by tyring to appeal to different audiences. "MS Fanboy", "confession". I probably could have gone without the question to be honest... But to get back to my point, I care because if you say one thing that is untrue or s limited perspective, I have a interest in both trying to explain or counter the argument so others may not be duped into to believing a partial truth. When we see video of an obvious set up flopping onto the uers lap of the Surface Pro (they had to get it on tape right?) twice in the short video review, it begs the question as to why did they make such a point to do it twice. I am not saying they have a vested interest like me, but everyone has favorites. Its perceivable to think that the author loves his MBA (or whatever) and thinks that a successful Surface Pro or a good review could do two things: 1) Make them look stupid for using the ecosystem/device they are currently using; 2) Drive users to their current products so they get continues support for longer I for one have been using the Surface RT for months and have had the screen flop onto the keyboard ~ 0 times. Yep. I have leg control. So while its the author's right to write and give whetever review for whatever reason they deem reasonable, its my right as a commentor to point it out that Verge writers have little to no leg control and that they probably could use some more sleep to get rid of that restless leg syndrome. Oh, and don't think of an elephant.. thanks George Lakeoff.