That madness came from Ballmer's mad envy at Google. Now he has replaced it with Apple-envy. The resulting move to shove metro down the throats of everyone is equally foolish. Maybe more so, since this time the madness wasn't stopped. One could say this time Ballmer bought Yahoo for 44 billion indeed.
Envy is a frigging dangerous thing at MS!
I think this this is what concerns me the most. The obsession with Apple seems to have gone as far as MS trying to revise history by banging on about how they conceived their new tablet strategy before Apple conceived the iPad.
That MS thinks this is important is quite troubling. Everybody knows they invented the tablet; all Apple did was watch MS mess up for decade and figure out what they were doing wrong.