re: Windows 8, RT Confusion: Can Microsoft Beat It?
Wow, that last line....is unrealistic. Most Windows users would have an even harder time learning a Mac than dealing with the confusion of the two OS versions. I agree that they should have called it Windows Tablet 8 instead of RT (NT, RT, what is up with Microsoft and useless acronyms?). Microsoft's weakest corporate structure is their marketing department. It's why Apple is "cool" and Microsoft isn't.
I see your point and it remains to be seen if this is really an issue. I don't think it's that hard for a salesperson to say "Oh that's a tablet version that isn't as powerful as a desktop so it runs mobile apps only." People can be dense sometimes, but I don't think the GP is THAT dumb. They know the difference between an iPad and an iMac - same thing here. One is a Surface, the other is a PC.That's what you left out of the article. They aren't buying RT or Windows 8 - they are buying a Surface or a PC. Now that I think of it that way, your whole article falls apart.