March 9, 2011 | Vol 6, Num 10
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How long before touchscreen glass technology moves to building product applications?
5 Years or Less
5 to 10 Years
10 to 20 Years
More than 20 Years

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John Swanson, editor & associate publisher of Window & Door

"A Day Made of Glass..." is a very cool video from Corning Inc. that's enjoyed more than 7 million views since it was uploaded on YouTube about a month ago. It shows a world where iPad apps can be found on nearly any large glass surface—and much more. Granted the video doesn’t show that many window and door glass applications, but it’s still kind of exciting to imagine how building products and our industry could change as these technologies develop and evolve.

The question is, in this fast-changing world, how long is it going to take before these types of technologies begin to have an impact on our products. That's our poll of the week and while I can't require poll takers to watch the video, it sure would help.  And, of course, I'm not just interested in your votes, I'd like your feedback on the ideas and products shown in the video. Where and when do you see these ideas coming to window and door products? Post a comment below or email me.  We'd love to hear from you.

By the way, I learned about this video thanks to a Tweet from Glasslam, one of many industry companies and individuals I’ve found out there in Twitterdom (Thanks @Glasslam). I just entered the world of Tweets a couple weeks ago, I must confess, and I’m still not so sure how valuable it is workwise.  But it is kind of fun. So follow me (@JohnWDmag).  I'll keep you up with the latest headlines posted to and much more.    

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