Thursday, November 06, 2008

Election a win for multitouch inventor | Emerging Technology News - CNET News

A very effective and compelling application of multi-touch

Election Day freneticism is the norm for the likes of candidates, journalists, poll workers, campaign staffers, and commentators. But this time around, an unlikely tech entrepreneur and his employees entered the fray.

Jeff Han is the man behind CNN's "Magic Wall" multitouch electronic wall map, the one reporter John King has been using all campaign season to illustrate election information and that was the target of a recent Saturday Night Live spoof (embedded at the end of this post). Han's company, New York-based Perceptive Pixel, has also provided its technology to Fox News Channel (Bill Hemmer's "Bill-board") and to ABC News, which unveiled its version of the map Tuesday night.

p.s. in case anyone assumes Apple had something to do with inventing the technology, the article later notes that Hahn has been working on multi-touch for ~six years.

Election a win for multitouch inventor | Emerging Technology News - CNET News

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