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OK, so I’m here at the University Village in Seattle, and there is in fact a line for Microsoft Surface, stretching around the building, but as I was talking with people it slowly became clear that a significant portion of those in line are somehow affiliated with Microsoft, either as employees, vendors, or contractors.

I did find some people who aren’t associated with the company, and are just enthusiastic about it, based on the commercials and what they’ve heard in the media.

The store is opening shortly, and we’ll have more from the scene later this morning.

Follow-up: VIDEO: Why these people bought a Microsoft Surface

Previously on GeekWireNow will you line up for Surface? Microsoft Stores offer $100 Xbox Music pass … Apple’s Tim Cook: Microsoft Surface ‘compromised’ and ‘confusing’ — like a flying car … Microsoft Surface: The comeback story begins?

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