Unused icons.

When I was playing Call of Duty 4 online (earlier on xsamplex), I used to have a running joke when fellow PC players always asked me about my favourite mouse configuration: I said I was actually playing the game on a touch screen.

That was almost a year ago, and I just noticed that HP is (soon) to be releasing their newest touch based PC, probably well ahead of Apple. This is an exciting development, of course. But watching the demos on the HP site, this quote from one of the Flash movies which showcases HP’s Touch software (built on top of Windows Vista, it appears), makes me laugh:

Use the top row for programs you use everyday. Use the bottom row for your other programs.

For some kind of reason, I foresee a bright future for a ‘There are unused icons on the bottom row’-application.