28 May 2008

The BBC Has Drunk its Brain

Good to see the BBC with its finger on the pulse of computing, bravely serving up the facts without fear or favour here:

Microsoft's next operating system (OS) will come with multi-touch features as an alternative to the mouse.

Rather like the Hewlett-Packard touchscreen system I used back in the 1980s.

6 comments:

devnet said...

The difference here is the word "multi" which is the new technology Microsoft is 'pioneering'. Yes, touchscreens have existed...but multi-touch screens have not.

glyn moody said...

Well, OK, but it hardly seems to justify making it one of the lead stories on the BBC site....

Mike Peter Reed said...

Is this a similar statement to 2003's "Bill Gates said that Longhorn will have a unified storage system called WinFS." found at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3220017.stm

glyn moody said...

Nice one.

Leslie P. Polzer said...

Just a little while ago I thought, “Wow, Glyn Moody always comes up with great headlines to his articles”.

But this one really tops it, it gave me a huge laugh :)

Leslie

glyn moody said...

Thanks, but be careful: you'll only encourage me to be more outrageous....

And full disclosure: I nicked it from the Italian phrase "si è bevuto il cervello."