Wooster_UK writes: Microsoft have announced that they have invented a table-top computer, which they're calling (with all the originality they could muster) Surface. The big deal is that this table-top computer is inside, rather than atop, the table, with the screen forming the table's surface. It features touch-sensitivity with multi-touch capacity, and interaction with devices like mobile phones placed in contact with it. According to the BBC, corporate clients will be the first purchasers, with obvious applications in places like casinos, phone shops and coffee houses. The online demonstration site is here.
Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable.
Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable.