Alright, time for another round of Good News, Bad News. First, the Good News: the Technician reports that NC State, in addition to having iPads and Kindles for checkout, now has a Microsoft Surface students can play with. (I’m sure we’ll have to try before the school year starts, because otherwise it’ll be swamped.)

Now, the Bad News: they sent a reporter who knows nothing about programming to cover the story:

Students can develop applications for the Microsoft Surface through Application Programming Interface, or API.

Oh well.