The Fallacy of No Compromises

John Gruber at Daring Fireball does a great roundup of Microsoft Surface reviews that call out the “compromises” that they’ve made.

It’s too hefty and cost­ly and power-hungry to best the lead­ing tablet, Apple’s full-size iPad. It is also too dif­fi­cult to use in your lap. It’s some­thing of a tween­er — a com­pro­mised tablet and a com­pro­mised lap­top.
– Walt Mossberg.

He also points out that all design decisions are the fruit of compromise. It’s choosing the best compromises that is the key.

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