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If you ever watched Star Trek (The Next Generation is my favorite) you know how the Enterprise acrews control their starship. They have a long black board panel covered by screen full of instructions list, images and on screen button. The crews simply touch the screen to give order; raise shield, set direction, fire phaser or open communication channel. If they open a star map, touch on certain spot of the map and the area automatically zooms in. That is what Microsoft brings to us by their Microsoft Surface product. Currently it is 30-inch diagonal display table with Vista for operating system. Microsoft had been worked secretly on this project since 2003 and built more than 85 early prototypes for extensive testing in internal use. The rule is simple. Touch the screen to tell the computer what to do, either open a document, scan image or file transfer. Put your pda phone on the table, drag your excel/word/pdf document into your pda. There you have your file transferred. It works vice versa. Once you place your pda/cd/dvd on the table, a thumbnail list of ny documents it has inside will show up. No driver installed, no "found new hardware" ballon and no waiting time until Windows is ready to use the new device. The rest is up to you. No mouse no keyboard. Just the table and your finger. A new way (but not actually new at all) to operate computer. Currently it is intended for commercial use, place order in restaurant, ticket reservation, something like that. You come to a coffee shop, using Surface to search for museum to go, movie to watch, shop to buy or you can use Surface to open menu list, place your order, play online games or listen to music while waiting for your order. Once you're done, use Surface to open your bill, type (or just place?) your credit card and done. Microsoft says that they have partnered with Sheraton, T-Mobile and Harrah's Entertainment as Surface will hit market in winter 2007. By seeing their demo it seems perfect for simple action such as place order or plays game. I have no idea how if we want let's say type something on word document or edit an excel spreadsheet or even programming. Perhaps "Surface: The Next Generation" will provide virtual keyboard but hey, it means we still need keyboard don't we?

Ricky is a DBA, system analyst and design as well as VB & C# developer. He had deep experience with manufacturing, attendance and apartment system for almost 10 years. Read his tips and trick in http://www.reviewsgoldmine.com/productreviews/1146/The-Surface


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