…it’s just another coffee table.
Cool! What Apple has shrunk down and packaged [url=http://www.apple.com/iphone/]into a phone[/url], Microsoft has managed to fit into something as small and portable as a coffee table! 😎
What WILL they think of next?
I suppose the upside of this particular Microsoft product is that, when it crashes (and it will), you still have a nice table. 🙂
lol Clint!! I so completely agree with you! haha! We’re linux people ourselves and after working on something that NEVER crashes, Windows drives me absolutely nuts! And my husband knows one of the guys working on this Apple iPhone and apparently some of the stuff coming out is amazing…
Well, I’m certainly not a M$ fan, but cool is cool 😉 I particularly liked the part in the beginning where the guy lays down his PDA/phone then touches a photograph and ‘slides’ it into his phone. As I said… cool!
My biggest question is, “where do you put your coffee?” 8^D
Jeff, with the Apple version, you take the ‘table’ with you, and it comes with its own built-in camera and phone; no need to use the ‘table’ to transfer picts from one to the other. The Apple has it all in one, portable gizmo!
But yeah, from M$, that is cool!
One more thing, you can’t afford coffee! That thing costs $10k!!!
Yes, the price tag is a bit prohibitive. You also make a valid point about the bells and whistles of iStuff but I just don’t see the iToy providing the magnitude of multiuser interactivity as this puppy — not to mention enlarging a picture to the degree as in the example. I’m picturing a conference room with a wall of this technology. Now, I wonder what level of processor power is required to run it as smoothly as it seemed to run in this demo?
clint – you become more and more of a fanboy every day. how do you not see how cool this is? it’s not meant to be an end product, but the start of something new. i’m certainly intrigued by it.
Tuf – I wonder how long before they ‘use’ the technology in one of the many TV series of the investigative themes… CSI, Numb3rs, et al?
yeah, it won’t be long before its in tv and movies. 🙂
I’m shocked! It’s missing the 3 most important buttons for any Microsoft creation: ALT + CTRL + DEL
Good one, Eddie! Perhaps it comes bundled with those keys, and one places those on the top of the surface when the system crashes? 😉
[quote]Jeff, with the Apple version, you take the ‘table’ with you, and it comes with its own built-in camera and phone; no need to use the ‘table’ to transfer picts from one to the other. The Apple has it all in one, portable gizmo![/quote]
Yeah, but where do you put the coffee on the Apple table? Leave it to an Apple fan to be so ‘saucy’ about a cool product like this. 😉
Sad thing is, they stole my idea. Only reason I didn’t come up with it first was because 1) funding; 2) where do I plug it in when the batteries need recharging?
Ok, that was two …. but still my idea 😛
[url=http://bp1.blogger.com/_pNJFZtinpKY/RmIefWN8HrI/AAAAAAAABBA/hj5XGzXzGHQ/s1600-h/skorry.jpg]The real story[/url] 😉
Now that’s funny!
Just watched the video from the original post, and I must say that I find the idea of a large multi-touch interface to be enormously cool.
But the microsoft guy at the end who promotes the possibility of using it as a TV remote isn’t doing the product any favors.
That is very funny! It almost needs no text, just the look on their faces says so much 😉
I’m still not sure though why the iPhone is the benchmark. It’s an overpriced phone that takes pictures, sends text messages/emails and plays music. That is so 2003 8^D