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Perceptive Pixel, Inc. was founded by Jeff Han in 2006as a spinoff of the NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciencesto develop and market the most advanced multi-touch system in the world.
I'm not poo-pooing the technology. I'm just trying to point out that this is not "new". I don't know why so many people are going nuts over this when it already came out last year!
Sorry Steve, but your wrong. Microsoft has beendeveloping(click on origins) this far before Jeff Han even released his technology. And while Han's may have been demoed before Surface, Microsoft actually has a product which it can release and support because of its massive ability for financial backing.It's so depressing to see Apply Fanboys immediately dismiss this. Just because it doesn't have an "i" in front of it's name, they are already dismissing it as shit. I hate close minded people. This looks awesome. I can only hope it is affordable enough for it to enter society on a massive level.
Regardless, I do not see a consumer-niche for this product. I do see a business niche but why would a consumer want to buy this?
Looks pretty cool, but you have to think about the functionality. Is it big? How do you type? Will it take longer to do things like go on the internet?
Are you calling me an apple fan-boy? 'Cause if you are you obviously do not know me well enough to judge what I am a fan-boy of.
It's not meant to be a normal PC, nor replace one. We need to move away from the mouse and keyboard paradigm and I feel this is a step in the right way. That is the whole point on why we don't use a laptop. For example, the restaurant program looks awesome and that isn't something you can do with a laptop.
Just because it doesn't have an "i" in front of it's name, they are already dismissing it as shit.
5. As an audio/video mixing device
Come on people, this is Microsoft were talking about, stop thinking of how this could be cool and innovative and just try and work out how badly and expensively they are going to botch this.
WiP, before a flame war ensues allow me to show you why I'm right.Microsoft in its current state with its current business practices is almost incapable of making an innovative product without hampering it with things that doesn't make sense, such as DRM (Zune, Vista), unintuitive (Zune media store), completely unfit for anyone to use (the UMPCs) etc...This isn't all Microsoft's fault, the atmosphere of patents and law suits makes it very hard to do anything innovative or make any decent moves.