Apple's iPad was the first real tablet computer to take off as a successful mobile computing option. Since it was announced in 2010, the rest of the tech world has tried to catch up with the hot-selling device. Microsoft is looking to do the same with what they are calling "Surface", a new device that will run Windows 8; which is set for release later this year. Microsoft's Zune comes to mind. What's a Zune? Exactly.

At the announcement last week, the presenter was attempting to show off the features and capabilities of the device when things went wrong. The presenter was pretty obviously flustered and we all learned the important lesson of having a backup plan.