Microsoft Surface

Update: Oct 21st, 2009

By Andrew Bolduc

Did you know that about the Microsoft Surface?

It's a new kind of touch-screen computer, one that eliminates the need for a mouse and keyboard peripherals in favor of direct contact between the user’s hands and content on the screen. You may be familiar with touch-screen technology from ATMs and informational displays. In the past, this technology has been hindered by the weak responsiveness of touch-screens and the low level of interactivity they traditionally offer, which usually limits the user to tapping buttons on the screen. The Microsoft Surface will allow a much broader degree of action due to its to recognize multiple points of finger-screen contact at once. For example, users will be able to move application boxes, open files and folders, and even crop photos using direct contact with the screen. To learn more, check out the website for the Surface:

cautiongrayThis post is for informational purposes only. The technologies and services discussed are not officially endorsed or supported by the Colby College Information Technology Services department. Colby account holders should review the College’s Information and Data Security Policy and Best Practices guidelines, especially as they pertain to the handling of sensitive data.
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