Sumocat has been talking up a storm in our Multi-Touch Scenario article, and went a bit further and penned this fantastic essay talking about multi-touch possibilities in Outlook. Sumocat does a really good job strengthening the argument that multi-touch can indeed be a great tool for business users.
Sumocat wraps up his essay with this closing thought, which I am in total agreement with (emphasis mine):
Multi-touch is a great advancement in user interface technology, but the key words there are ““user
interfaceÃ¢â‚¬Â. Microsoft needs to explain how this enhances the existing user interface, not show us how it
works in new applications we’re not using. Making ripples in a virtual pond is fun, but I’m not using a
virtual pool now. I use stuff like Outlook. Show me how multi-touch can improve Outlook, then I’ll be
interested in seeing what else it can do.
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