Anchor Desk: Why Microsoft’s losers never really go away

I still remember my first meeting with the Microsoft Smart Display team, back when the project was still known by the code-name “Mira.” I came away unimpressed, unable to understand why any of them considered the wireless screen technology even close to being ready for release–especially when a much more functional Microsoft Tablet PC was waiting in the wings. “This product is several revs from ready,” I told the Microsofties. “You’re going to get killed in the first reviews.” (full story)