Long-time readers know my frustration with the depiction of the pen's role in Microsoft's advertising campaigns.

If you were to believe every Surface Pro video you've seen until now, pens are only good for circling stuff, crossing items out and maybe highlighting text. 

No wonder most folks seem to think pens are pointless.

Today, Microsoft released a video that takes a big step in the right direction: featuring three users who actually attest to and demonstrate the productivity gains of pen computing.

Let's hope some of this makes it onto the next wave of broadcast ads.

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AuthorRick Rodriguez