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I've been waiting for this technology to finally come into the light. I saw a video clip a couple of years ago that showed the inventor wowing a crowd of tech geeks by interacting with the computer by solely using a mult-touch table at a new technology conference (can't for the life of me remember which conference or where that footage went).

Check it out:

http://www.pbs.org/k...touchtable.html

once the price drops (right now they cost around $54k u.s. dollars), we all may be either using or lusting after one of these... :lol:
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since when do we have to wait for the price to drop before we can begin lusting after cool new toys? :P

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In the past there were some discussions about a video from the TED conference in 2006 of a talk by Jeff Han

The other one to check out is Microsoft Surface
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I've seen several of these multitouch tables at the ESRI User Conference. Very cool... but very expensive!

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Given that every table I've ever seen has a tendency to accumulate piles of paper, books, coffee mugs and loose change, I think that this might end up being a very expensive clutter magnet. :)

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Clearly the tablet/table gesture-UI is maturing, and there will be some great products that emerge. Interacting geospatially is sure to be a big hit.

Instead of using an expensive touchscreen like the table, there are other options like projecting an image and interacting with the imagery.

Given the multi-touch patents Apple is producing - I would guess that they are working on a portable screen larger than the iPhone, which I assume will eventually scale into something like Microsoft's Big A$$ Table.

Wake me up in a few years.

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Given that every table I've ever seen has a tendency to accumulate piles of paper, books, coffee mugs and loose change, I think that this might end up being a very expensive clutter magnet. :)


Good point. I hope it's spill-proof! :P
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