Originally Posted by pl001
Microsoft said at the original Surface event the Pro would be available about 90 days after the RT, putting it around January. I'm not seeing any disarray, other than the author himself. Of course Microsoft is going to try to sell what they have available. But the demonstrations they are pitching to enterprises right now this guy is so worked up about are mainly about Windows 8 as a whole, not the Surface.
Keep in mind that this is what journalists do for a living and they don't see it as deceitful any more than a fiction writer views a story's complication as immoral: They spin conflict, tension and intrigue out of the dynamics of public events wherever possible. Tension and anxiety make readers keep reading.
That said, I think your diagnosis is not only correct but obviously so for anyone who watched the entire MS presentation.