The Future of Touch, Before The iPhone

Yesterday I had commented that the iPhone wasn’t the first pocket computer but it was the one that figured out the combination of browsing, media and general computing the best. There was this other thing that the iPhone did that others failed to do well before it: multi-touch. MG Seigler linked to this Ted Talk from 2006, one year before the iPhone shipped, of Jeff Han demonstrating multitouch. This came up because Jeff’s company was recently bought my Microsoft.

An amazing demonstration, even six years later it is very cool.