Richard Madeley vs the internet

Nothing even vaguely amusing has happened in the world of technology this week, cutting off the lifeblood of this blog at its source.

We watched on as MPs announced their newfound independence and hoped in vain for Chuka Umunna to sling us a bone with at least some mad throwaway accusation that Jeremy Corbyn builds computers out of marrows and jam – something, anything – but that sort of charisma remained in predictably short supply.

Our saviour turned out to be a bewilderingly facile take on the country’s current Isis bride debate put forward by none other than Richard Madeley, who, in conversation with Danny Dyer on opinion circus Good Morning Britain, hypothesised: “One thing’s for sure, she wouldn’t have gone if it wasn’t for the internet.”

What a contribution. It works for almost everything, too. For example: one thing’s for sure, we wouldn’t have all this mindless clickbait trash if it wasn’t for the internet.

These inventions cause more hassle than they’re worth, don’t you find? Why don’t we smash the lights in, cut off our broadband connection and chant up at the sky for lightening to strike that Wikipedia volunteer’s keyboard into smithereens. Maybe Richard can recommend us some rib-tickling murder mystery paperbacks to read while our armed forces locate Tim Berners-Lee, tie a label round his neck and sail him off to Bangladesh.

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How do you think Surface Pro issues will impact tablet adoption?
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Almost everyone expects new products to have teething issues. Surface Pro will be no different. Software fixes will go a long way toward making Surface Pro work well for users.
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would like to have more battery life
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I enjoyed using it for less than a week. Now the boot screen is locked down and I'm waiting for a replacement. I'd say it's very new.
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mixed reviews? ah, you are always right, nothing can be 100% in the world. But please take a look at bestbuy.com how the early buyer say about it.
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"Surface Pro tablet early adopters offer mixed reviews, report issues"
I read the entire article, all I saw was what is wrong as reported from other sites, that makes me wonder, WHERE DID I MISS THE MIX PORTION of this article. trust me, I scrolled all the way down and still did not find any good that early adopter reported to make it MIX review...
-Alfred Soyemi, Austin TX
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This device will not only be successful, but spawn designs that take advantages of this surface pro from reference design point of view.
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The PRO is an awesome tool for everything I do. I really hope it gets the rewards it deserves...

SO happy I own the pro :o)))
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I've got a Surface Pro and absolutely love it. I've not had the problems this person seems to have.
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The glitches on the tablet are minor, at best. The capabilities of the tablet far outweigh any idiosyncratic behavior. This is based off a couple of weeks of usage with the 128 GB model.
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Bought it two days ago. Haven't looked back. Sacrifice battery for being able to run all windows apps. Great tool for business persons on the go with need for full office suite and just about any app they ever ran on windows. Much more a tool than a toy....however games run on it too. Civ v installed and runs great.
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Connectivity is everything. If you are not connected, you are in the dark. Not a good place to be in business word
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All first generation gadgets have issues and glitches. That's why the smart people WAIT till 2nd generation or more before buying it. Let the early adaptor suckers get stuck with the inevitable 1st gen glitches and we who were smart enough to wait will profit from our patience. Good things always come to those who wait.
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I have had my Surface Pro and love it! I have sold my mew IPad and computer. I have had zero problems with this device. I have used it on at least 20 WiFi networks and have been able to connect flawlessly. As a matter of fact my WiFi connection speeds are far better than my IPad. Articles like this, remind me of some of hyped-up tabloid story designed to sell advertisements. Do not believe this article! I own the device and use it for hours every Day. I have not had any problems. If you can afford it, I recommend buying this device!!! You will not regret it!
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It won't be a problem as long as MS stays on top of things which it looks like they are. The app store is growing at a steady rate. For a 1st generation device it's doing alright.
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Far too early. Not even out in UK yet.
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Mixed reviews? Really! http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Microsoft---Surface-Pro-with-128GB-Memory/7952262.p;tab=reviews?id=1218862422867&skuId=7952262
http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Surface-Pro-Windows-Tablet/product-reviews/B00BE5T2TA/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

They are nearly all 5 star reviews! Can't wait to get mine!
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99% of reviewers report no problems on Best Buy site. I have a Surface Pro and have no problems. I like it a lot like it a lot.
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I bought the Surface Pro and I love it! Responsive responsive responsive! I have no use for my iPad anymore. The kids got the iPad and I got the real tablet.
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whilst very late to market the Surface Pro offers a major opportunity for business.
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anytime a new product gets a bad name, future releases will be impacted
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I believe the issues will be resolved, and the Microsoft Tablet will gain wide spread useage throughout the corporate world.
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No bigger problem than trying to integrate the other tablets into the environment.
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I have yet to have any problems with my surface pro and it is by far the best device I have ever used. And I have used a lot lol
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It rocks!
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Good news:
Writing on it is very natural
Runs all Win7 software
Micro SD slot - genius
Fast , with SD nice storage
Keyboard is nice
Windows Journal still in there
Lot of XP tablet features
Skydrive
Fast

Interesting:
Has 64 Bit, win7 and XP functions

Not so good news:
Doesn't have a place to store the pen
Power cord doesn’t snap in like Apples (easily)
A little heavy
Very few usable tablet apps
Battery life

Bad news:
No airplane charger
Very short power cord-really stupid
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I think that shovelling sand is no good for anyone. We're Windows-centric as a western population and the next use-case is tablet-ization.
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Surface is Scarface! Don't call me Capone!
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Almost unusable due to wireless issues... Trying so hard to replace my laptop and close to giving up.
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It's nice to finally see Microsoft bringing a purpose built tablet to the market.

Of course there are going to be bugs, there always is with a complex piece of equipment... just look at the apple pads, they continue to have issues which are latent from the original release...

We use Windows Server exclusively, and using jerryrigged Linux / Android devices to enable "on the go" administration and integration is a headache.
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In all honestly. Yes there will be some bugs. Yes there will be some getting used to it, but this doesn't mean it wont break into the market. There are many more pros to the surface PRO than what reviews are saying. I say get 1 and see it for yourself. . Disappointed? I don't think so
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The ability to manage these devices with group policy makes them very attractive
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It's to late in the running to have issues like this
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