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I dunno, something along the lines of, "We're introducing a new line of Surface products at more affordable prices, targeting a different market"...? But then, they'd start competing with the OEMs, who would then immediately start complaining loudly.
An interesting hypothesis that discounts the possibility of greed.
There's only so far greed could get them. They don't have the brand name people are blindly willing to spend money on, unlike That Fruit Company. If it sells, even when it commands a premium price, it's because they have the product that justifies it. And it does sell--MS has consistently been reporting in their last few quarterly financial reports that the Surface line is making them money.
You wanna compare it with cheap crap? I have an HP Stream 7--which is exactly how not to do a Windows tablet. It sold for cheap, and a premium price would be completely unjustified. They would've sold 3, and then world would've been warned to stay away from them.
fyi: I respect your opinions, but, remain sceptical ... I am, by choice, and by habit, sceptical about everything
Nobody has ever owned 2 WookieTabs... Griff didn't know it was possible.
The Beer Prayer - Our lager, which art in barrels, hallowed be thy drink. Thy will be drunk, I will be drunk, at home as it is in the tavern. Give us this day our foamy head, and forgive us our spillage as we forgive those who spill against us. And lead us not to incarceration, but deliver us from hangovers. For thine is the beer, the bitter and the lager, for ever and ever. Barmen.
Because 2 1/2 years for a Wookietab begins to look like it's the long end of the bell curve, and when I can get a ex-display Surface Pro 3 complete with Type Cover for less than a new WookieTab it's got to be worth a try ...
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Would you consider changing your username to "codewitch" only ? "honey the monster, codewitch" causes your posts in the forum to use two lines instead of one and set my asperger syndrom to red alarm level.
Since you are so far into the trees, maybe consider "Hierophant" rather than "Witch" ?
But, I'm partial; hierarchies are of great interest to me intellectually: more specifically, how you conceptualize and implement complex relationships between disparate hierarchies (as in graph databases).
best wishes on your quest from another pilgrim; as one of my mentors said:
“The beginning, middle, and end of the birth, growth, and perfection of whatever we behold is from contraries, by contraries, and to contraries; and whatever contrariety is, there is action and reaction, there is motion, diversity, multitude, and order, there are degrees, succession and vicissitude.”
Giordano Bruno, circa 1600CE: his writings, and his refusing to recant them, got him burned at the stake in 1609CE.
«Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?» T. S. Elliot