InternetRevolution: As an Xbox add-on, Microsoft Kinect demonstrates admirable innovation, though I personally like more tactile feedback in my game experiences.
But when it comes to Microsoft’s integration of the technology, I think Kinect misses the point that Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates made during the days of Microsoft’s antitrust battles, and as recently as its November 2010 shareholder meeting -- namely, that holding the company together creates greater innovation and value.
Every computer user who enjoyed Minority Report will recognize the similarities between Kinect and the user interface innovations imagined for that movie. Microsoft hasn't said anything about Kinect for Office, though it's hinted at other consumer applications. Third parties are already hacking Kinect to transform it into a virtual multi-touch input device.