Friday, August 29, 2008

At the Sheraton

Yes it is. One of those Microsoft Table things. Unfortunately it is more like a lame version of a giant iPhone. The interface is gimmicky, less functional: sometimes it zooms and pivots when I am only moving it, not zooming or pivoting it. They didn't get it right. And sadly these ones aren't Internet capable. Really it's just a big, poorly done iPhone. Don't need it. If they did it right, and made them affordable, then maybe we could all have cricks in our necks from looking at the floor - oh bad ergonomics. But the interface really isn't new, although many features are not widely available they've been around in academic labs for quite some time.