Archive for May, 2007

Microsoft “Surface”

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

The big buzz is Microsoft’s announcement of “Surface” (aka Milan), a 30″ LCD/computer/furniture that you can interact with directly without the need of a keyboard or mouse. As discussed in my previous post, while there are lots of digitizing and touch screen technologies around, with the exception of the Lemur, they’re all one pen/finger at [...]

Getting rid of the mouse: from jazzy to big

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

The keyboard/mouse combination is fine for primarily typing tasks, but the depth of interaction and expression they offer is pretty poor. The places where we see the most innovation are in music and gaming. Musicians are pushing this because they are coming from a tactile world (keyboards, guitar strings, etc). Gamers are pushing it because [...]