Yes, I suppose you could describe it as telling. MS are fortunte it isn't hundreds of pages - yet.
And if they have 4 foot long arms.As people start understanding the power of touch and getting used to it on their mobile device, they're going to want the same on their desktop(if they have need of one)
Touch is only useful for simple tasks, really not much more than navigating through simple screens. I think the complete opposite to what you're theorising will happen. Touch interfaces and the like will not disappear, but will simply become another way of interfacing with a PC, not supplanting the existing methods whatsoever.
Apple has nothing to worry about (you're sounding like a clone of Bill), if anything, all Microsoft is doing is playing catch-up to Apple and Android, but at the same time alienating their traditional userbase. If anyone is worried at the moment, it's Microsoft, things are not going to plan.
It simply involves the touchscreen being at a different orientation and position to what you are used to normally to make it feel natural for touch. Think more in terms of laying a monitor flat on a traditional drafting table.
I don't know about you Ray, haven't you ever heard of swivel bases, like I said you just pluck stuff out of thin air to suit your needs.
Touch-screens on desktops/big laptops = fly-screen doors on submarines.
Useless and unnecessary.
I like touch on the phone or the tab, but have no need or desire for it on my 'big' machines.