And they said it wouldn't last...
Three years ago, I had some spare time on my hands and decided to start this blog to document my experiences with the first generation Surface Pro and answer the burning questions of what ran and what didn't on Microsoft's new hybrid tablet.
I remember describing the mission to someone at a tech show a few months later and I got the skeptical response, "Awfully niche isn't it?"
It's easy to overestimate the popularity of your personal preferences, but I was convinced there had to be others like me who cared about art and pen computing. The absolute lack of information anywhere else on the web may have been confirmation that the subject matter was narrow, but I chose to believe it was a rare opportunity to provide a public service.
Three years and four generations later, we're still plugging away. The Windows landscape is now littered with penabled convertible laptops and Surface Pro clones. And although the subject of pen computing still gets short shrift in most tech blogs and reviews, it at least gets a mention while many of you have contributed to the creative art conversation with your own reviews, tips and videos.
There's never been a better time to be a pen computing enthusiast or digital artist and I'm happy that SurfaceProArtist.com played its small role is spreading the word and building a community of like-minded users.
As I've written in the past, running this site is a huge loss maker and I'm unsure whether I can keep it updated much longer. But whatever the future brings, join me in savoring the great memories and conversations that have been sparked over the last three years.