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Ultimate Touchscreen

Feb 13, 20061 min
Computers and PeripheralsData Center

Remember in the movie Minority Report where Tom Cruise uses two hands to manipulate images on a display? Didn’t you immediately think “I want one too!”? Well, looks like multi-point touch displays aren’t far off …

Check out Vic Divecha’s Official Tech Blog for notes and a direct link to a demo video of a prototype multi-point touch screen (in particular about halfway through — the map manipulation — wow!) as well as the Web site of the inventor, Jeff Han. According to Divecha’s article, “… the interesting part is that Apple has patented these interactions, which means … a TabletMac?” Oh yes please! The downside? You’ll have to wait a while longer for the Minority Report style floating-in-the-air display.


Mark Gibbs is an author, journalist, and man of mystery. His writing for Network World is widely considered to be vastly underpaid. For more than 30 years, Gibbs has consulted, lectured, and authored numerous articles and books about networking, information technology, and the social and political issues surrounding them. His complete bio can be found at

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