Microsoft issued a press release today introducing Microsoft Surface at the Wall Street Journal’s D: All Things Digital conference. Put simply, Surface is surface computing designed primarily for retail locations. To see this technology in action check out Microsoft’s web site for it.
This looks like pretty good stuff. It appears to have gone through a few iterations, and is past any early stages. The press release says it will be available for restaurants, hotels, etc. by Winter of this year.
A lot of people are looking forward to Bill Gates and Steve Jobs on the stage together tomorrow at All Things Digital. Some may have felt that Jobs might overshadow Gates, since Apple is a hot company right now and the iPhone is right around the corner. This may change that; Steve might be busy fielding a few questions about Bill’s latest technology announcement.