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2008-07-01 12:00:28

It's the computer that almost wasn't. Microsoft's Surface -- a touch-sensitive table that could redefine the way people interact with machines -- got its start in company research labs five years ago, though backers considered putting the project on ice several times. Engineers wanted to build technology that would let users tell a computer what to do by moving everyday objects, such as a digital camera or a game piece, around the screen's surface. Yet some managers viewed the system as an...

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