Microsoft Debuts Surface Computing

By May 30, 2007

Microsoft Surface

This morning on NBC’s Today show, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates unveiled a new technology called Surface Computing that lets people interact with computers using touch, hand gestures, and physical objects equipped with optical tags. The technology turns tabletops into dynamic canvases so users can, for example, browse their music libraries by dragging a finger across the horizontal display or maybe comparison-shop at an electronics store by simply plunking devices onto the screen. Video of this morning’s demo. What do you think? Will this revolutionize computing?

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KeithB May 30, 2007

Even though the table concept is more of a showpiece than a mass consumer product that’ll find its way into the average person’s home (at least anytime soon) it’s definitely another sign of where things are heading.

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