What will it take to make you wanna touch?

With Windows 7 available to end users next month, I thought it would be a good time to revisit the world of touch and multitouch with the added context of what’s available today. I am firmly of the belief that touch and multitouch make no real, practical sense on the desktop monitor. As we’ve stated […]

Great Deals on Skooba Design – 50% Off Orders


I’m not 100% sure what time zone Skooba is referring to, but wth, get your order in before 9pm tomorrow if you’re on the Left Coast just to be sure. Checkpoint-friendly designs, and half off of even sale prices. I’ve been using a Tablet PC team bag for years now, and it’s getting a little […]

Dell declares Mini-9 “end of life”

According to David Meyer at CNET, Dell has surrendered the Mini-9 to the “end-of-life” bucket. What does this mean for the netbook, and mobile computing markets? Dell’s 10-inch and 8.9-inch displays are the same resolution. Does this mean that netbook buyers have declining eyesight? When Microsoft introduced the UMPC, the OEMs at the time were […]

Windows 7 Starter Edition – Movin’ on up!

Yesterday, the Windows Team blog announced some changes they’re making to the upcoming Windows 7 Starter Edition. They’re removing some limitations (no more 3 application limit, not just for emerging markets) but retaining a whole lot of others (no Aero, no changing the wallpaper, no multimon support, etc). Now I don’t know about you, but […]

Microsoft readying Touch Pack for Windows 7

Ed Bott writes about his experiences with Windows 7 multitouch and a heretofore unannounced Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7. The Windows 7 team blog writes about the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 here. I’ll say this for the ol’ Windows team. They’re definitely trying. I said in GBM podcast #68 that Microsoft ought […]

It’s the Customer Experience, Stupid!

Software Advice writes today about how they wish a Mac Tablet would materialize, especially as applied to Electronic Medical Records (EMRs). Coincidentally, Forrester Research also writes about customer experience, namely how the Windows experience ranks behind OS X. The common bond behind the two posts being that customer experience matters. In today’s battered economy, capital […]