The touch screen thingy gets closer to me as Microsoft shows off Surface

From the video of the concept (and here) to Microsoft's Surface. The blogging world gets it's knickers in a tizzy as the latest geek cool thing is 'released' - can I actually buy this thing yet - oh, no, available in the US at the end of 2007.

There's a part of me that says, "Well done Microsoft, it's good to be cool and it's not all about Google and Apple".

What is it Mike?
Surface turns an ordinary tabletop into a vibrant, dynamic surface that provides effortless interaction with all forms of digital content through natural gestures, touch and physical objects. Beginning at the end of this year, consumers will be able to interact with Surface in hotels, retail establishments, restaurants and public entertainment venues."
Microsoft press release: Microsoft Launches New Product Category: Surface Computing Comes to Life in Restaurants, Hotels, Retail Locations and Casino Resorts

This is what it looks like*
Read/Write Web: Microsoft Surface Hits The Ground Running

Others talking about it

* Thanks to Richard at Read/Write for the screenshot from Microsoft's Surface video


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