It's the day before Thanksgiving. You're not gonna be productive.
Click me to see the Starfire video
Bruce "Tog" Tognazzi posted this video about Starfire, a 1992 "Product of the Future" from Sun Microsystems...the great grandpappy of Microsoft Surface. It's must see TV for anyone in the multitouch space.
For my money, it's the first compelling "vision of the future" for multitouch and digital convergence. In a space where everyone is still awed by swirly paint programs, 16 years after the fact, Starfire is still ahead of the curve.
This video inspired a direction and significant research into the area of multitouch productivity at corporate research labs including Microsoft Center for Information Work and IBM's USER group, run by Ted Selker.
Bill Buxton, one of the early multitouch researchers (University of Toronto, Autodesk, EuroPARC, Microsoft) also cites Starfire as a significant project.
Sit back. Get some popcorn. Tell your boss it's research.
This posting was modified to provide more context about the Starfire Project in response to Richard Monson-Haefel's comments. You can check out his blog at: http://theclevermonkey.blogspot.com/
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