re: What great software invention or idea never gained adoption? VIEW POST


Microsoft tablets. They arrived way before the iPad, but apparently it was not the right moment.


Did you see them at time? I remember them, and it was a laptop of the time (bulk, tons of ports, CD Rom drive etc) with a screen instead of a keyboard, and they were terrible.


Yes, I've seen them. Like many, I thought it would be a first version and it would evolve to a better version, something like the first iPad.


I read somewhere that they made it work with an os derived from Linux. But Steve Balmer insisted that they should make it run Windows, which they couldn't do and hence it never came about.

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