Wed, Jul 15, 2009 | 15:20 BST
Natal: “There’s incredible value in the office connected to a Windows PC”, says Gates
Bill Gates has told CNET that Natal’s not just for Xbox 360 or games only, but for “media consumption as a whole”, which means it can be used with Windows as well.
“Both the Xbox guys and the Windows guys latched onto that and now even since they latched onto it the idea of how it can be used in the office is getting much more concrete, and is pretty exciting,” he said.
“Using your body to control devices makes a lot of sense. I think the value is as great for if you’re in the home, as you want to manage your movies, music, home system type stuff, it’s very cool there, and I think there’s incredible value as we use that in the office connected to a Windows PC.
“So Microsoft research and the product groups have a lot going on there, because you can use the cost reduction that will take place over the years to say, why shouldn’t that be in most office environments.”
Guess this means that, eventually, Sally receptionist will be virtually filing documents in the future.