Excerpt from New York Times Article: Touch Screen in a Table Is the Latest Wrinkle in Computers http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/30/technology/30soft.html
Having just tried its hand at developing a digital music player, Microsoft is working on something new: digital furniture.
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Thats really cool Frank. I wandered off to <http://www.microsoft.com/surface/> and was quite impressed. There are only two things bothering me.
The first is that the site above uses Flash(TM)instead of Silverlight(TM) ;-)
The second is that I've seen this kind of thing before in a video from <http://cs.nyu.edu/~jhan/ftirtouch/> called Multi-Touch. They've spun off a company called "Perceptive Pixel" and I wonder if the technologies are similar.
The Ben - thx for the french lesson.
Neale NOON - the use of flash disturbs me too.
nice but expensive.
Ah well, sorry, but I'd rather a motion sensitive device than a touch sensitive one. The last thing I want to do is be bending over a coffee table all day. Give me a screen to hang on the wall, and that I can wave at, probably with a Sony EyeToy or a Wii Remote and I'll be happy.
Or did I somehow totally miss the point? Again? :)
Laurel - it's not meant to replace your computer.
i like you thoughts re screen on the wall and all i can say, 'watch this space'