Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

My Microsoft Store Experience

Speaking of Microsoft, Harry Marks visited his local Microsoft Store:

[U]nless the Surface is a knockout for both pundits and customers, I just don’t see the Microsoft Store being anything more than one big demo room for the Kinect.

I don’t have any Microsoft Stores near me (the closest would probably be Seattle), but this is damning. In sharp contrast with Apple, Microsoft doesn’t build many of their own products so their retail stores exist in a weird space where they must handle mostly third-party products in a first-party branded experience.