What was that surface? Nobody is going to buy you? Big surprise...
I still hold that Tablet computers are a passing phase, I fear however that passing phases like this cause computer hardware to stagnate, there is a lot less need to push hardware when you have manufacturers selling prefabbed machines with pretty much no interchangeable hardware or the ability to upgrade.
I also blame companies like facebook for this by over popularizing a sub-par quality of game that allows laptop and PC makers to think that it doesn't matter if they ship PCs with cruddy on-board/on-processor GPUs because they can handle shoddy flash-games. Facebook however I believe is a phase that is already in decline, unlike tablets which can not decline fast enough to limit the damage to the IT industry.
Is this strip about a specific company?
I thought tablets were the new big thing like netbooks once used to be.
In my experience they are toys that lay around after the first few weeks, but that does not mean they don't get bought.