Microsoft is no slouch when it comes to creating cool and forward thinking technology and software products. Many of those innovations were on display, both publicly and privately, as part of the company's TechFest event in March. This week, Craig Mundie, Microsoft's former chief research officer, showed off part of what Microsoft is working on to a group of students at Yale University.
The Yale Daily News website reports that Mundie, who is now a senior adviser at Microsoft, showed off just a few of the company's current research projects during his Yale lecture on Wednesday. One example had Mundie and a colleague on stage, each of which had a desk lamp with a camera and projector installed inside. Mundie and his teammate wrote on pieces of paper, while the lamps projected the writing each person was doing on the other piece of paper, in an interesting new twist on collaboration.
Another article on the lecture from the Hartford Courant website said that some Yale students asked Mundie why Microsoft had seemingly been beaten to the punch in terms of new technology products by companies like Apple. Mundie replied, "Our problem wasn't technology. Our problem was marketing. I don't think Apple has any lock on this stuff at all."