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Surface computers: debunking Microsoft and Han

My recent article 'Why Microsoft innovation is only Surface deep' prompted a number of Reg readers to pick up their keyboards in anger. I had anticipated knee-jerk claims of gratuitous "MS bashing", but these aside, the feedback has mostly been supportive. Gary Herbert perhaps best encapsulated the indignant mood of Reg readers …
Andrew Fentem, 08 Jun 2007
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Why Microsoft's innovation is only Surface deep

[ Microsoft calls its multitouch user interface Surface Computing "a new paradigm". We asked a British pioneer in the field to examine the claim. - ed.] This week Microsoft demonstrated a 'multi-touch' coffee table user interface it calls Surface Computing, and it got the BBC - and some Register readers - very excited. "The …
Andrew Fentem, 01 Jun 2007