Patriots coach Bill Belichick proclaims he's done with the Microsoft Surface
posted by Luis D. / Oct 18, 2016, 5:25 PM
Coach Belichick also complained that technology generally fails on the playing field: "There are very few games where there aren't issues in some form or fashion with that equipment. And again, there's a lot of equipment involved, too. There are headsets in the helmets, there's the belt pack, that communication, there's a hookup or connection to internet service or that process and so forth with the coaches and the press box... and inevitably something goes wrong somewhere at some point in time."
Microsoft was quick to get back with a statement, saying it respects the coach's decision to abandon tablets, but the Surface tablet is reliable and there has been continuous positive feedback by coaches, players, and teams personnel across the league. As it isually goes, the truth is somewhere in between – while Belichick is obviously reluctant to adapt to current technology, sometimes a digital alternative to paper photos can turn out to be too complicated for its own good.
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The Surface really does suck.
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 6:23 PM 4
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I understand where he is coming from. I have my own challenging time with Windows 10. I been using MSDOS to Windows 10 and Windows 10 offers the worst user experience. Its like the whole world has become Microsoft Beta User.
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 8:51 PM 2
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I love windows 10 and where it's heading but I agree that stability is not the best due to it being a pretty new OS. The kernel was rewritten to be super modular and work on any hardware. And it's not finished till Redstone 2 really. So they have to keep an unfinished OS stable for the masses, must be tough. I don't have issues now with all the latest updates but I have had them in the past and they were really weird where it happened only on one computer and not others. So It's super unpredictable at this point.
posted on Oct 19, 2016, 10:21 AM 1
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Agreed. I love my SP4, but it really does suck. Wouldn't use it for anything important, say school or work related. It's just way too buggy and unreliable. For those doubters, try using one and you'd agree.
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 9:53 PM 0
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No.. PA sucks. This article really is: Bill DBAG Belichik ditches technology. he's not ditching the surface tablet, he's ditching technology. He'd have the same complaints regardless of the company providing the gadgetry. But.. this is PA, so they'll word it in such a way to get a click or twist it to look unfavorably (or favorably) on the brand they choose. btw.. "At matches"?? Football here in America is a GAME, not a match.
posted on Oct 19, 2016, 8:48 AM 2
Okay go and get your cheap RCA two in one android, surely you get better results with that...
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 6:00 PM 0
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Without naming it, I don't think that's the device they would turn to.
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 6:02 PM 1
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Yeah Bill. We know that technology goes wrong on the field. Especially those headsets at Gillette Stadium. And those grainy videos from the cameras painted at the other teams sidelines.
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 6:48 PM 5
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posted on Oct 18, 2016, 11:19 PM 0
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Have never used a surface so can't comment on them. If it had Windows 10 on it I can understand why he threw into the ground. Windows 10 is the crappiest OS I've ever seen. It even makes Android look good. I would never use any tablet in a situation like a football game where I needed accurate info quickly and my job is on the line. That is totally NUTS. Tablets are just as unreliable as phones, especially if on the Android OS. They are nowhere near ready for prime time.
posted on Oct 19, 2016, 12:10 PM 0
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