Touchy feely

I touched an iPod Touch the other day, in the absence of an iPhone which isn't in the UK yet, and it changed my life.

Overstatement? Maybe.

I picked it up, was surfing the web in seconds using Safari and wifi, and using the zoom with two fingers action, and the elastic scrolling movement, was suddenly flying over web pages like something out of Lord Of The Rings.

What in a conventional interface seems static, owned, managed and grown up, felt malleable, playful - almost sexy.

OK they are expensive now, but imagine this potential in the hands of someone in a third world country without a firewall managed by IT Fascists ....

Business information may never be the same again.