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Microsoft Surface: Haven’t I Seen This Before?

Submitted by Chris on Wednesday, 05/30/07One Comment

Some pretty cool surface computing stuff coming out of Microsoft yesterday. The challenge will not be finding a market that wants one of these - there are plenty of geeks like me who will want one just to have one. The real test will be how much they cost. Anyone have any ideas? Popular Mechanics has a great first look video here.

By the way, as revolutionary as this seems its not really new. I recall seeing at least 2 other prototypes like the one that the Redmond camp is showing off. Take a look at the Sony Revolution I blogged about on my ExtremeTech blog back in 2005 and Jeff Han’s demonstration at Ted in February 2006.

Still, its cool to think of how these technologies will enhance human/computer interactions in the future. I assume there will be an API and SDK? Anyone?

As a side note, several savvy bloggers are pointing out that the Microsoft site is actually using Flash. Interesting given they are pushing Silverlight so hard.

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  • Rajesh said:

    “The price for the first Surface computer is between $5,000 and $10,000 each. ”

    http://www.i4u.com/article9207.html

    MS Surface, still looks worth it :)

    Flash may be because, Silverlight, still in alpha !

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