Note to Microsoft and Palm- don’t spoil the surprise


Microsoft and Palm both have big announcements coming at the D conference today.  Speculation was rampant as word leaked out that both of these companies would announce innovative new hardware that would revolutionize the way we compute.  Pretty heady stuff and had the entire web wagging.  It almost felt Jobs-like in the building anticipation department.  But both companies need to take a page out of Steve Jobs’ book and learn how to do it right.  Both companies leaked announced their products before the conference.  Big announcements will roll around today and we already know what they will tell us.  Surface computing from Microsoft and the Palm Foleo smartphone companion device from Palm.  Both cool products but you spoiled the surprise.  We never get surprised anymore.

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