Over on GigaOm Stacey is a little dismissive on touch for full size machines, somehow equating an intuitive UI with being necessary only on micro display devices. I don’t get that – touch is intuitive, integrative and more akin to working in the real world. Touch will, with time, give back the sense of tactility that we lost with the move to two dimensions.
For that t happen of course we need third party software vendors to come to the party and create offerings that take advantage of the touch UI. This is the area that Apple seems to be ramping up – the SDK and the iTunes app store all go to creating a hardware/software combination that looks impressive.
That said I love the look of the Touchsmart – I’ll try and get my hands on one to test and review here.