Of desktops and coffee tables: What's your
Are you ready for the next major operating-system metaphor? Scott Carlson in his
" column for the Chronicle of Higher Education and Kate Marek in a
post for "Tame the Web"
point to demonstration videosâ€”a couple from
and one from
â€”for Microsoft's new "surface computing." Marek speculates that
surface computing will amount to a major paradigm shift, and the visually
compelling demos left me feeling that she might be right. But what is the
paradigm and what is the shift?