RIP Courier


Recently, the death of the Courier was announced. A Microsoft executive thought that the iPad was too powerful a device to challenge in the tablet market so he killed the Courier. What he did not realize was that the Courier and the iPad are 2 completely different devices. The iPad is a product of consumption; watching videos, playing games, flipping through photos, web browsing, etc. The Courier was all about creation; sketching, taking notes, keeping multiple journals, collaborating with others, etc.

Now it seems that there is a new device, the KNO, which is similar to the Courier with it’s dual-screen design but seems to defy the definition of a tablet as so many others have lacking a stylus. It shows promise the iPad does not for data generation but nothing will be as innovative as the Courier. There is now a dark void where my faith in Microsoft was.