Peter Bright, writing for Ars Technica:
In a promotional site that’s worryingly devoid of details and useful information, one of the few things that is confirmed is that Surface will come with a combined keyboard/touchpad cover.
Microsoft is telling both users and hardware manufacturers alike that to get the most out of Windows 8, you’re going to need a keyboard and a pixel-perfect pointing device. Touch alone just doesn’t cut it.
As many have pointed out, Steve Jobs once said, “If you see a stylus, they blew it.”
Those words were in reference to the iPhone. But as we know now, the iPad was actually the first touch-based device that Apple developed. Maybe he should have said stylus or trackpad.