All this talk of Microsoft and Apple can make you wonder what would happen if the two companies ever teamed up. They never will, of course; their philosophies are too different. But earlier this year MacLife magazine wistfully showed some concept renderings, by illustrator Adam Benton, of what looked like Microsoft's Surface technology wrapped in an Apple-like package, driven by Apple software.
How awesome would it be to have an entire desk that was a touchscreen? I myself don't know if I could go paperless, but if I could, I would love to be able to clear all of my desktop clutter with the push of a button, and bring it all back up when I needed it. It would also be able to flip through a virtual stack of documents, like in iBooks, while the software kept the pages neatly aligned. And I don't think I'd ever get tired of sliding virtual photos, calendars, interface devices and the like around that huge surface. Not to mention, if this thing was watertight, I'd never again have to worry about spilling coffee.