On the Surface

I had heard about this technology but didn't think any products would be ready so soon. If you haven't seen it already, check out Microsoft Surface...

The idea that this surface could recognize cell phones, PDAs, and music players that are placed on top of it, immediately sync and interact with the screen, was wicked cool.

For those of you who like board games, I really like one of the team developers ideas, that this technology would be great for "messy" board games, such as Risk, Axis & Allies, Stratego, etc. Quick setup and easy clean up. And all the players can sit around the board...ummm screen... and move the pieces with their hands. The rules could be written into the program, so no hour long discussions about how to interpret them.

No prices are available yet since the product won't be shipping for a while, but I'm guessing it won't be cheap. 5-10 grand at least. But hopefully within a few years, the prices will plummet and I can have one in my living room.

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