Microsoft Tablet PC (2000)

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What did you say about tablet PCs back in 2000 at Comdex, Mr. Gates?

“The tablet takes cutting-edge PC technology and makes it available whenever you want it…It’s a PC that is virtually without limits — and within five years I predict it will be the most popular form of PC sold in America.”

10 years later and still nothing. Well, that’s not entirely true. Microsoft did launch Windows XP Tablet PC Edition in 2002, FWIW. I think your timing was a bit off, Bill. And something tells me the OS has something to do with it, too.

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