Pankin wrote on Nov 25, 2011, 19:07:
Oh that's hysterical.
Microsoft's like an aging dog: it spends most of it's time sleeping by the fireplace while all the other younger dogs jump over it & play.
To be honest, Microsoft tends to be a lot further in innovation and technology fields then people want to give them credit for.
Siri-like technology has been with Microsoft technology (built also with companies like Ford and other third parties) in Sync
. Granted, being a huge part of Ford no doubt prevents them from being used beyond its current form.
The iPad being the "future of how we interact with our computers" really looks like a portable version of Windows Surface,
granted the iPad has less function (can't respond to object put on top of it) and more portability. Here's a video of the Windows Surface from 2008, a working model.
Also other aspects like the Kinect with being able to render video input into functions and soon you will be able to control Windows with just motion from the Kinect.
These are the tech other companies are marketing as their own unique tech, but in reality, they are first R&D'ed by Microsoft (as they mentioned in the article, they just really need to learn to market this tech a lot better). This is because people, even if they don't want to admit it, learn and associate what came first and whatever on marketing, and not always on the reality.
*automatically refuses to place horse heads in anyone's bed*