Get your feet off my computer

As I got ready for work this morning, I saw Bill Gates showing off Microsoft’s newest innovation on the Today Show. I have to admit — it stopped me in my tracks. The Microsoft Surface “turns an ordinary tabletop into a vibrant, interactive surface.” Instead of using a mouse and keyboard with the computer, you use your fingertips to move items around. It’s basically a souped-up touch-screen computer. If you saw Minority Report, you know what it is. In the demonstrations I saw, the Surface was used as a bar table, coffee table and countertop. I couldn’t help but think…