It's funny and rather saddening at the same time. Where did all that listening to the community go? They used to be good at listening to what the community wants(return of the stripes on TrackPoint buttons, ThinkPad USB keyboard, SATA 6G after the T61 debacle among others) and now look where it's headed. As if the community ceased to exist, that is, it all fell on deaf ears.
Though the deaf ears is not so true seeing that effort to defend the new keyboard on their blog. Has anyone inside stopped for just one moment and thought "hey, they're kicking and screaming about this keyboard. Could there be something wrong with it?"
It's clouded. On one side they're cheering on about the 20th anniversary and design classics, on the other side, they're trying to force down their so called changes.
It seems Hill himself is trying to use the ThinkPad name to ride on as a way of pushing this new "stuff" if that's the right way to describe it. He described it as evolving, but there needs to be question on whether or not the current stages are evolving in the wrong way? Oh well.
What horrors lie ahead on October 5? Hill described a need for dramatic. Maybe it's an X1 carbon or ThinkPad tablet II in brown leather