Curious Use of the Present Tense

Netbook News reports: “ASUS EP101TC Now Shipping With Android”; where by “now shipping” they mean “set to ship in January” — and where by “with Android” they mean “not with Windows CE”.

(You can see the same mockup of the Eee Pad on this slide from Steve Ballmer’s presentation at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partners Conference just a week ago. How many Windows tablets is Ballmer going to promote that never wind up shipping with Windows?)

Tuesday, 20 July 2010