Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Microsoft Surface Allows People to Create

That’s the headline, and that’s Nick Bilton’s thesis in a nut, which he seems to think is revolutionary. What about the iPad, Nick?

The iPad, for all it’s glory, suffers from one very distinct flaw: It’s very difficult to use for creation.

I’ll bite. Why, Nick?

The keyboard on the screen, although pretty to look at, is abysmal for typing anything over 140 characters.

I’ve written 2000-word papers on it comfortably. But I’m weird like that. To each their own, and so forth.

Why else, Nick?

There isn’t a built-in pen for note-taking, either.

Are you kidding me?