The best way to get what you need is to buy it yourself. I'd rather buy monitors than try to explain / convince people why more screen real estate makes me more productive.
Now if Ubuntu would just rethink the UI and make it essentially touch based rather than just hiding the mouse pointer...
As long as you have to have glasses, 3D TV will remain a niche market.
Systems like this add much needed liquidity to the market. If these things were more prevalent, chances are we would never have had the flash crash of last month.
The reason there are no "thousands of man hours of innovation" within Microsoft is because the culture is not conducive to innovation so the innovators don't show up in the first place. I'd work there if Ballmer could guarantee me cover when innovation actually happens.
"... right after Linux is ready for the desktop."
"... I printed out something to give to someone more important than me
What really happened here is that "we" are now inhabiting the senior positions and not requiring subordinates to hand us paper.