All Things Multi-Touch

It is largely understood that Windows Vista is — in many ways — a flop. So it’s no surprise that Redmond is trying desperately to *gasp* come up with something interesting to offer. Tonight was a much-anticipated appearance by monkey-boy and the evil emperor at All Things Digital in California where they were to give people a sneak peak at Windows 7 (what? No funky name?). What they delivered? Multi-touch support on Windows 7. *yawn*.

For those of you interested, here’s a live blog of the encounter, complete with a short video of multi-touch in action.

Now don’t get me wrong, I think multi-touch is very cool and I hope to see much more of it. But it’s gonna take a whole heck of a lot more than a bigger iPhone to redeem the flop otherwise known as Vista. And just one question I have: who wants a laptop screen full of fingerprints? *sigh*.