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Microsoft Surface: I want one. Now.

June 15, 2007 @ 15:49 By: gordon Category: Seen on the 'net

If anyone is looking for gift ideas for me, please consider getting me a Microsoft Surface setup when they appear on the market.  Basically, it’s an interactive tabletop device that you interact with using intuitive gestures on the touch-sensitive surface rather than the more traditional keyboard and mouse.  If you’re working with photographs, you can manipulate them as though you were using a huge light table.  Eric asks if this is the next hot trend in computing, and I would have to say it is.  Very cool.

One Response to “Microsoft Surface: I want one. Now.”

  1. Squid says:

    It’s cool, from a geek/techno point of view, but I have to be honest here…

    … if my surface is only used by me, I’m cool with it. But I’ll be damned if i’ll spend much time pawing some public surface. ick ick ick.

    Who knows where the hands of the last person to use it have been. Think of the goo that will build up over time from the handling – it will be a boon for Windex. Not to mention the sneezes it will capture.

    ugh. What a great vector for spreading disease.

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