by Shijaz Abdulla
on 30.05.2007 at 18:17
“WOW.” (I can’t believe I said it again)
First it was with Windows Vista, and now it is with something totally new and simply astounding. Unimaginable. Microsoft’s doing it again. They keep coming up with exhilarating technology that just makes us go – wow!
Imagine this: You walk in to your home and have an interactive table in front of you. You can draw things on it with your hands, do stuff that you do on a computer – without a mouse or a keyboard!!
You shuffle through photos on the table-top with your fingers – just as though they were real photos scattered all over the table! You hold the edges of the photos with your fingers and pull them and they resize!
You place your phone or your Zune
on the Surface and not only does it sync automatically – you can also ‘pull out’ files using your fingers and put them on the Surface near the device, so that the device will pick it up and save it – right off the Surface!
The Surface is amazing. The Surface is real.
You find your music albums scattered on the Surface and you flip through them with your fingers and select your choice of music. You can place your phone on the surface and roll out your city map and select the place you wanna go and your GPS enabled device takes you there!
You write email with your fingers — minus the keyboard. The future is Surface Computing. The future is here.
I’m still recovering from what I saw.