There are some material things that are low or non-existent on my "want" list. Some of these items are: clothes, guns, cheeses, jewelry, motor vehicles, and piercings, to name a few.
There are a few things that are high on my want list. Some of these items are: spending time with my wife, old radios, certain tools and gadgets, time with kids and grand kids, and certain technology items. I am here today to talk about the last item, more specifically, a tablet computer. In fact, the Microsoft Surface Pro tablet. Omigosh, it has been like waiting for Christmas. Ever since the Surface RT was announced in October, I have been extremely interested. When I researched the RT, I learned it wasn't the real deal, but a stripped down version of Windows 8. It sorta fell somewhere in between a 'droid and a PC, not having the full potential of the full version Windows 8. Then I had hope, because it was announced that a full version Surface would be released about the end of the year. Now, I was really interested, because, not only was it going to be Windows 8 but the Professional version. So, December came and went, no release of Surface Pro. January came and went, still no joy. Then, at last, a release date of February 9. Oooops, somehow 'karma' must have known I wanted one, and was determined to disappoint me. After the release, it was sold out and stayed sold out. In the meantime, further research showed that their was a drawback with the standard model that had only 64GB of storage. The operating system uses up most of it, which put me off a bit. There was a reprieve however that there was a 128GB model, but it has been out of stock for what seemed like forever...until, TADA, today! (February 21) So I finally put my order in and hoping for delivery in about four days. Whew! Man and Machine together! Now wasn't that a heart wrenching story?