I genuinely like Surface PCs, but I can’t recommend them because of reliability issues. And the dulling sameness of each upgrade would make even Apple blush. And so, not for the first time---and not, I suspect, for the last---I find myself wondering what the point of it all is.
I write these words in the wake of yet another tepid Surface launch event, this one virtual and even more heavily scripted and ham-handedly presented than usual. It was full of the usual Panos Panay faux excitement, which I find tough to take but some others find endearing, though I did at least enjoy the Stevie Bathiche hair dryer moment. (If you don’t understand what I mean, please, feel free to watch the event replay.) Stevie is the best.