Microsoft Surface Sphere: Multi-Touch Crystal Ball

There are rumors that Microsoft is showing off some different versions of their Surface multi-touch screen.

The idea is that consumers might like to have a multi-touch display in more than one form factor; they (we?) might like to have one built into kitchen counters, walls, who knows.

The particular rumor I'm interested in is the idea that there is a prototype for a spherical Microsoft Surface display floating around somewhere in Microsoft Research TechFest 2008.

At least one reviewer wants to know who in the world would want a spherical display - and what would they use it for?

Hmmm...


(Spherical display device from the Wizard of Oz)

I seem to recall reading that women are increasingly likely to adopt new technologies... particularly to facilitate communication.

For those who prefer concavity over convexity, see the iView curved Mac screen concept.

From Sources: Microsoft readying sphere-shaped Surface via The Raw Feed.

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