May 30, 2007
Well, while it is a rather unimaginative linear development from the multi-touch display research, it still looks like a great product: the new Microsoft Surface. If you were thinking of buying more electronic whiteboards, don't bother.
Personally, I think a multi-touch table to sit around and prod at is much more interesting, pedagogically speaking, than a thing on the wall to point at.
Note the very interesting bit of dragging media between the table surface and a phone placed on top of it - the blending of virtual and physical looks seamless. Still, it is a demo - we won't see this arrive until Winter according to the website.