Microsoft Demos DigiDesk workstation of the future

A desk has never been so fascinating before, but not a lot of desks comes with a touchable surface and heads-up display. It's safe to say, Russ Burtner's desk kicks the crap out of every other desk out there, including those irresistible IKEA desks. Of course, this desk doesn't come disassembled or with an instruction manual, and there's only two in the world, but it's Microsoft Center for Information Work's latest innovation demoed at the Convergence 2007 conference in early March appropriately named "DigiDesk" - a Microsoft trend for giving cool products crap names.

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Izlude said,
Woooah this is like the beginning of LCARS from star trek. I hope this technology goes all the way.

I hope it will be less expensive than the Optimus Maximus keyboard.

That is awesome! I want one for my programming tasks! That would really simplify things! Not to mention I could write some cool programs for it!

Definitely looks cool but as it's a Microsoft product it lacks that final touch of class and genius that it could have achieved. I mean, you take an amazingly brilliant idea like that and Microsoft demonstrate 'Production work in a factory' instead of creative desktop capabilities, a glimpse into the desktop for the future home.

nanuk said,
Definitely looks cool but as it's a Microsoft product it lacks that final touch of class and genius that it could have achieved. I mean, you take an amazingly brilliant idea like that and Microsoft demonstrate 'Production work in a factory' instead of creative desktop capabilities, a glimpse into the desktop for the future home.

Buddy, this is not something homes NEED or will GET in the near future. This is a technology that can only be afforded right now by industries. It starts up at the top and will eventually make it's way into the home.

Looks cool - but imagine this scenario:

You are a fortunate enough to have one at home....working away at your games, surfing etc...


All of a sudden your CAT Jumps on it! and walks all over it.

Touch screen gone mad!