Microsoft accused of padding store lines and press event to fake enthusiasm for Windows 8 and Surface.

The Atlantic's +Rebecca Greenfield is suggesting that Microsoft's lines outside stores today were packed mostly with Microsoft employees, vendors or contractors. Others were there to collect the $100 Xbox Musi Pass Microsoft promised to the first 100 people in line. 

She also noticed that most of the clapping and hollering at the Microsoft Surface event yesterday was coming from purple-badged "attendees," rather than red-badged press. She wonders what an "attendee" is at a press event. 

Is excitement for Windows 8 and Surface real, or fake? 

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2012/10/microsoft-fakes-excitement-its-surface-tablet-launch/58417/
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