Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Surface to Air Missive...
A few years back, demos showed how Java technology would help you walk down the hallway and connect your computer to the random "chalkboard" display, or print on the local printer in the corridor. Further, when at IBM's Almaden Research Center, there were these crazy demos of Personal Area Networks (PANs) where you would transfer your business card to someone just by shaking hands with them! (a jolt of 1-way-electricity would be nice for some!)
Now, there's the iPhone and (more grand) the Surface computer, taking the interaction of humans to humans, and humans to computer to the next level. From photo albums to skateboards, silicon thoughts (ideas around silicon) are changing the way we live, play games, get our daily news, collaborate, find directions and buy stuff.
Loved Microsoft Marketing Director Mark Bolger's comment at CES 2008 about how Bill Gates' vision was a computer on every desk (sorta done), and now every desk could be a computer ... for that matter every surface... nice :-)