Wow. Okay, so Microsoft are responsible for Windows, the Zune, WMP etc. but I’ve stil. got to admit, this is incredible.
Gattis took out a digital camera and placed it on the Surface. Instantly, digital pictures spilled out onto the tabletop. As Gattis touched and dragged each picture, it followed his fingers around the screen. Using two fingers, he pulled the corners of a photo and stretched it to a new size. Then, Gattis put a cellphone on the surface and dragged several photos to it €” just like that, the pictures uploaded to the phone. It was like a magic trick.
This thing knocks the iPhone (another multitouch devise) into the long grass. This is as big as WIMP. Okay, sure, the Microsoft implementation is actually, when you look beneath the beautiful big screen, a big ugly black box. But the innovations is taking the technology (which isn’t new), making it big, and, crucially, setting horizontal so you can put stuff on it. Real stuff and virtual stuff. And have them interact.
Incredible. And I want one.