View Full Version : The Microsoft...Table.

Calorie Mate
06-07-2007, 05:13 PM
So, how come no one is talking about this on here? Or is it just somewhere else in the forums I missed?

Either way, I think it's a cool idea. It's like I can see the Future actually coming.

06-07-2007, 05:16 PM
So, how come no one is talking about this on here?

Because we all have better things to do with ten thousand dollars? That's a lot of iPhones, you know.

06-07-2007, 05:44 PM
Because it's really old news? There were showing that at CES in 2006.

06-07-2007, 06:01 PM
They won't even be available to general consumers for years.

06-07-2007, 06:04 PM
I'm more excited about those paper-thin, flexible monitors. A folded up monitor in my pocket that I could take out and wirelessly download media, whether print or video, where ever I might be is HOT.

06-07-2007, 06:33 PM
I want the ultimate board game table. This could be that.
But the price would need to drop like crazy and I would need serious amounts of digital board-game support from board game makers... Arkham Horror that does all the tedious bookkeeping itself? Sign me up.
Oddly, though, I wouldn't want like... a super-interactive board game that you could only do on a monitor. When I picture this, I picture still rolling dice (that this magic table should be able to read by seeing the bottom and knowing what would be on top) and still moving pieces about... just... less pieces. Less bookkeeping. And all kinds of cool shit just right there. Click "Games" and then click whatever I want to play. Little drawer with multipurpose and some specific pieces in the side. Yeah. Ooh, and I could put computer players in the game and they could have digital pieces, or just tell me where to move the physical ones.
...I'm sorry, I see the Surface PC and literally all I think about is board games. I wouldn't use it for much else.

06-07-2007, 07:14 PM

(Shamelessly stolen from The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs (http://fakesteve.blogspot.com/))

Lumber Baron
06-07-2007, 07:47 PM
It's not a consumer product. When they do things besides order mojitos and tell you the specs on a RAZR, I think we can talk about how they'll affect the PC market.

06-07-2007, 09:33 PM
The homebrew, more useful approach would be:

And one time I saw a table where each seat had it's own screen that was invisible to others, and you could send messages in private to other players. That would be the ultimate tabletop gamer table.