Microsoft have spent five years developing what they refer to as ” the Surface Computer” a tabletop system that allows users to interact with digital media.
“To paint, people can pick up a paint brush or just dip their fingers in virtual paint cups. Sharing photos is similarly intuitive. A stack of pictures can be easily sorted through and shared. To resize a photo, just stretch two fingers apart. Pivot the fingers and the image rotates. More than one person can be interacting with the computer at a time. ”