I won’t deny that the ESRI/Northrop-Grumman Touch Table is about the most impressive thing I’ve seen in the last couple years. Its big issue is that it is so expensive. Well Microsoft is going to push their own touch table out called Microsoft Surface. Rather than being just a one trick pony, this table will allow you to interact with many more applications. I’ll be honest, I haven’t seen it in person, but the video I’ve seen just knocks my socks off. I can only assume the price point will be much more affordable for those who want to use this kind of collaborative tool. I’m now very disappointed I’m stuck in Tempe today.