Steve Ballmer Just Lies
Here's the MS honcho on Surface RT sales:
When asked by the Journal’s Shira Ovide how the public received Windows 8 and the Surface tablet after their first few days of availability, Ballmer is quoted as having said, “Numerically there’s not really much that’s interesting to report.”
Ballmer continued, “If you were to call the retailers, they would say, ‘Hey, off to a very good start.’ We’re out of stock a lot of places on touch [screen] machines. I was at a dinner in San Francisco last week, and I brought out this beautiful, very thin [touch-screen] laptop, and they said, ‘Wow, I never thought touch could be valuable and important in a laptop.’ “
Yeah, because that's how people talk to other people at dinner parties.
Actually, I guess they do if they're hacky marketing douchenozzles trying out new print ad copy on the boss.