February 13, 2013

Microsoft's Surface Pro Shortage Sham

John Dvorak, PC Magazine


PCW

Oh no! The Microsoft Surface Pro sold out on launch day! You can't get one! What will we ever do?

This is clearly a publicity stunt, not much unlike the one Nintendo pulls every time it does something new with the Wii. Shortages create demand and apparently the public falls for this trick over and over.

Microsoft is getting plenty of attention for this. Much of last Sunday's This Week in Tech (TWiT) podcast was about the Surface and its shortage. Everyone was ever so worried, despite the fact that nobody in the group had any intention of ever

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