Welcome +George Takei
Gene Roddenberry tackled (attacked?) so many controversial topics of the time, I can't even begin to count the ways you were ahead of your time... and still are!
More to the subject at hand... I find it amusing, he number of people/blogs knocking the Surface as a flipped laptop, or a knockoff iPad. Over half of the people I know that have an iPad, have bought a stylus and flip-case with keyboard. I'm still awaiting details, but if the Surface will run IIS or Apache and a database, I'm probably picking one up. An iPad is just a big phone that can't make calls.*
*Yes, I've heard of Skype.