@ryanb: Your comments about the MSR Web Team are right on! They let me join their team and it was fantastic to be a part of that talent and energy.
As for going forward, yes, there is no disagreement in terms of the important of the narratives and developing the underlying themes. Yes, we are well on the way of doing more extended write-ups on each of the items in the collection, and these will start being added soon.
But, none of us will be happy as long as the site is justabout the devices or gadgets (not that they are not an important part of the story). It is just that the site is imcomplete without balancing that part with fleshing out themes that can be illustrated by bridging across devices, and developing the associated narrative.
We just didn't have time to get that done prior to the event. As it was, we all has a sleep-deprived month. However, we are on the case, and we are committed to doing this. One of the things that I got most out of the physical exhibit at CHI in Vancouver was the chance to get feedback from the exhibit visitors, as well as to "work the stories", a bit like how a comedian might work their material in comedy clubs before going on David Letterman.
It will come, along with videos of use (already starting to appear), the longer descriptions, and additional items in the collection.
In short, it is a work in progress, and feedback is more than welcome, and will be taken really seriously. So, stay tuned, and keep the comments coming!