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WOW!!! Microsoft Surface has just made me say - "I have to have one" and so does everyone else in the family too. This is seriously cool (and not really much to do for most small businesses)

 

[updated 1:05 with more information and moving silverlight code to a 2nd page]

I'm a difficult person to impress - Silverlight is one technology that impresses me seriously as to the future direction of media and web applications.  Now however we have a new platform that I really like the look of - Surface.  Have a look at the web site - see the possibilities of this touch and object sensitive device.  Put a camera on it and the pictures poor out of it.  look at photos and movies on it.

It is just a wow, how cool is that type of device. Maybe I should run some form of competition on the blog and see if anyone wants to win one when they ship!!

For more information go to www.microsoft.com/surface/ with the "Executive Q&A: What the new surface computing category means for Microsoft and consumers" found at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2007/may07/05-29Surface.mspx and the general PR at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/may07/05-29MSSurfacePR.mspx.  Finally you can see more at http://www.on10.net/Blogs/larry/first-look-microsoft-surfacing-computing/.

I have uploaded some photos to the site, but since I wanted to show how easy Popfly was too so instead have a look at the photos using Silverlight too. [updated to remove silverlight dependency on viewing the blog, however you can click the image to see the carousel working for real]

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David

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Posted Wed, May 30 2007 10:07 AM by David Overton

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Susanne Dansey wrote re: WOW!!! Microsoft Surface has just made me say - "I have to have one" and so does everyone else in the family too. This is seriously cool (and not really much to do for most small businesses)
on Wed, May 30 2007 10:38 AM

I think Surface offers a wealth of opportunities and particularly when it comes to making applications more user friendly for those with less of an understanding of technology as well as those with disabilities that previously prevented them entering the digital world.

The dividing line between personal and professional use is blurring at the edges but I think this will make many applications easier to adopt in the future.

Looking forward to seeing what comes out from Microsoft as a result of it.

David Overton's Blog wrote How I created my popfly carousel
on Wed, May 30 2007 9:53 PM

If you go to the blog entry on Microsoft Surface you will be asked to install Microsoft Silverlight.

Microsoft Surface Parody at BMS Blog: SBS Consulting in the UK wrote Microsoft Surface Parody at BMS Blog: SBS Consulting in the UK
on Fri, Jun 22 2007 7:38 PM

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