Xbox for the office

That's the title of my Slaw post for today.  It reads as follows: Microsoft has just formally launched a new gesture based controller for the Xbox called Kinect (formerly known as Natal) to go on sale November 4.  And a new, more compact version of the X-box.

So what has this got to do with the office?

For now, this device can only be used with an Xbox - but there is no reason that the same technology could not be used with a PC for a Minority Report like interface.  Indeed, there is evidence that Microsoft has this in mind.

For now, here are some ideas for how business might use the Kinect and Xbox - such as a way to turn a slide show into a more interesting event.