Remember that Election 08 iPhone app I wrote up a couple days ago? Looks like Microsoft Research has been thinking along the same lines and in honor of the voting season has unleashed some election-orientated applications for the Surface. And because of the “M” in “MSNBC,” they got a pretty extensive little segment, seen above, demonstrating some of the little widgets they’ve put together.
As usual with Surface stuff, it’s pretty underwhelming to watch, but actually interacting with these things is always fun. I can only imagine the arguments people are going to have over these things in hotel lobbies across the nation. Me? I’m a Cascadian Separatist.