Surface: interface-less technologyMikey 3 comments
We have seen the technology before, as demonstrated by Jefferson Y. Han in 2006 in this astonishing video. Microsoft obviously see something in this technology and plan to introduce it into the living room later this year.
Interface-less computing is one of the next big things on the horizon but in this author's opinion it is still a little premature, and there are some aspects of it that may not apply so nicely in the real world. You could say 'Surface' suffers from what I like to call MRIS - or Minority Report Interface Syndrome.
You remember that cool, stylish yet completely impractical interface from the Spielberg movie? The one that looked so awesome but took less than a minute for you to realise how dumb it really was? Surface has some of that, but nowhere near to the same extreme. For one thing you wont break a sweat using the Surface interface unlike the aforementioned movie.
But there are more things to like that dislike, and my initial thought is 'I must have one', CFO (Wife) permitting.