Rocky makes very interesting point.
Why touch being the important driver to either sell new PCS or a new operating system.
Right now PC users are struck with Second Class Web Applications.
Apps are resurgency of the smart client and distributing computing.
Our industry is in the middle of an exciting and trubulent time. The rise of numerous incompatible client devices and technologies, coupled with major changes in back-end server capabilities around public/private cloud computing , no SQL and big data make for a very unpredictable future.Such trubulence provides great opportunity for future growth.