It seems as though CES may have weathered the horrible storm of damage we’ll forever know as 2008. With nearly confirmed rumors that Apple will be at CES next year, you can expect the trade show to be strong in 2010 as well, despite uncertainties for the rest of this year. As noted in the 1970’s discostyleque CES light show recap of this past weekend by Rocketboom (sponsored by Intel), screen interfaces, from motion tracking, to motion feedback to multi-touch are in. You’ll even notice at 1:50sec a contemporary replica of Camile Utterback’s 1999 Text Rain (video).

Re: Today’s related Techmeme headlines:



 Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:20 minutes agoMicrosoft Leads $24 Million Round In N-Trig To Bring Multitouch To PCs  —  We’re going to be seeing a lot more touchscreen computers.  One of the features of Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system is that it supports a multitouch user-interface (much like on the iPhone or a Tablet PC).

 Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:Microsoft Betting Big on ‘Touch’  —  Software Giant Invests in Touch-Screen Technology for Personal Computers  —  While Apple Inc.’s iPhone kicked off the craze for touch-sensing screens on mobile phones, Microsoft Corp. is pushing a similar technology for personal-computer screens that could eventually replace the computer mouse.Discussion: Beyond BinaryVenture Capital CafepaidContent.orgVC Ratings andGottaBeMobile.com N-Trig:N-trig Secures $24 Million of New Funding to Fuel Hands-on computing™ Growth in Global PC Market  —  Company to Utilize Funds to Further Develop Multi-Touch Technology Following Investment Procurement  —  N-trig, providers of DuoSense™ technology, combining pen and capacitive touch …Discussion:Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:   When Touch Is Inappropriate  —  Microsoft continues to push touch …Justin / GPS Obsessed:   Israel’s N-trig raises $24 million for touchscreen development, led by Microsoft Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider:
Windows 7 Touch: It’s For The Kitchen? (MSFT)Discussion:Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Touch-enabled PCs and browsers: Do not wantElectronista:   Microsoft a major investor in touchscreen firm