Office work is usually stretched over multiple hours with a little less usage in average but rarely no usage at all, the absence of pure rest for your muscles for longer periods of times might influence an office worker in very negative ways. Once you get any sort of pain or inflammation, you'll be incapacitated in doing your job. By becoming tired, other factors get influenced as well, you become less cogent, which means that you might not always remember what was under your finger when touching something as you cannot see what your finger covers. Or when your muscles start tiring, your precision could suffer as you try certain arm positions that do not use a certain painful muscle. And this would incapacitate an office worker even further.
Obfuscation: Where the mouse pointer does cover 'some' pixels on the screen, a finger, and its attached hand and arm will obfuscate a much larger part of the view, which requires the user to remember what was under his finger before touching it. If this happens too often or a UI changes rapidly (eg a web site), this could lead to frustrations. Especially with subjects like the elderly.
Precision: You lose precision, even with a perfectly healthy human being, a fingerprint has a bigger surface than a pixel-perfect pointer, therefor your UI needs to be a lot more spacious to allow for users to "aim" correctly and allow for some correctional margin. If the UI design did not take this into account, this too can lead to frustration (mis-touching).
Windows 8 is a half-assed execution of some good ideas, the signature Microsoft symptom since Ballmer took over.
You might be writing history, joining a certain individual who proclaimed: 'The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty—a fad.'
The fact that an AI doesn't fatigue, doesn't text, doesn't lean over to grab a water bottle and cause a head-on collision, doesn't fall asleep, doesn't drive drunk, doesn't run red lights on purpose, doesn't forget to signal, doesn't speed and has 360 degrees of vision and laser-radar object detection and processing all this information at once where a human has to rely on his eyes and brain and reaction speed, all of which are affected by his physical condition and which deteriorate when he gets older. The AI will sooner or later replace a human driver. If you will, you could consider the current form a very sophisticated version of cruise control, where a human supervisor is still required.
But I could see driverless taxis in Vegas taking you from your hotel to a casino (and back), by just stating your destination, confirming it and paying with your NFC enabled phone.
I'd be very happy already if they could rebuild the tower in looks only, as it looks so otherworldly and adds some uniqueness to the location. Furthermore it'd be visible from pretty far away, giving Tesla that visibility and validation that he had to miss out on for so long.
I give the admins a profanity-laden piece of my mind and they apologized, seems their spam detector was a bit over-eager. I still go there from time to time.
What's a Surface now? The multitouch tabletop hardware + software? Not anymore, now it's the tablet-netbook hybrid.
Even if they come up with a new name after the sleek marketing speak emanating from "Windows 8-style UI", it'll still cause confusion and introduce clutter for people looking up "Metro". Easily avoidable if only they had done their homework.
To those claiming it was just a codename and was never meant to be used publicly: A certain S.B. disagrees.