“Still, the existence of this device invites me to strap on the long, salt-and-pepper fake beard that I keep on a special peg next to the desk for just these sort of beard-stroking opportunities.
I think this device articulates their faith in multitouch interfaces. Across the board.”
As usual Andy says it so much better than I do. Both Andy and Heir Gruber are predicting that we are all being rewired for touch on the desktop, a point brought to my attention by a ForkBombr post I read after writing my own piece on how the TrackPad is still trending wordlwide despite being kept off of the Apple homepage. I must agree with them all, this seems to be the way forward.
[UPDATE] Stephen Hacket wrote another excellent piece on the Magic Trackpad here and touches once again on the idea of convergence.