Last week I was fortunate to be a guest yet again on The Metro Developer Show, a take on all things mobile and Microsoft. A moment occurred during the taping that is worth repeating: one of the two hosts tossed the question out that, given the number of ultrabooks and tablets that are in the works, does the hardware situation bode well for Microsoft? My vote was that it doesn’t, really, because a swarm of devices doesn’t guarantee that any of them will be excellent. In fact, when you calculate the amount of design time available to each, it almost implies that per unit quality will suffer. Read the full story at The Next Web.

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