Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th May 2008 03:15 UTC
Windows I personally doubted that Windows 7 would make an actual appearance during the Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer joint interview up on stage at the D6 conference, but as it turns out, it has made an appearance. During an interview conducted by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher about Ballmer and Gates' past, present, and future, a short demo was given of Windows 7.
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RE[3]: Uh-oh
by tyrione on Wed 28th May 2008 16:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Uh-oh"
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The reason everyone says "iPhone" is because, like the Mac, it was the first to bring it to the market at large. Apple didn't invent the GUI (actually, neither did Xerox, they grabbed the idea from Douglas Engelbart I believe, who was into this stuff back in the early 60's - there are a series of videos showing him demoing what they had back then, brilliant to watch))

It turns out Jeff Han didn't invent this either (as he admits), multi-touch has been around since the 80's (maybe earlier), but he has certainly done a lot of cool stuff with it.

Even MS has demo'd stuff back before the iPhone came out too. Actually, if Apple released this back 1 year ago, and they had been working on the iPhone for 2 years, then Apple must have been into multi-touch since at least 2006 if not before...

Again, not the first, but the first to make it mainstream...

Agreed. You'd think the Auto Industry would have grown if we stopped after the first company to release one demanded rights to all future cars were copying the idea?

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