When I was trying to get ClearCase work in Lucent many years ago, we got a team of 3 people plus IBM system admins (since Lucent's SA outsourced to IBM and you need the password to do things, but IBM would not give you, they had to be there). So we have
7 people at one time staring on the computer screen to do the work ... and people in and out, at certain stage, needed people pop in ... So, for software development or system integration, it would be great to have pointing devices in each person's hand to
be able to make discussion much easier ...
So, if my kids each buy a game controllers of their Nitendo games, they should be able to use this MultiPoint on a similar game running on PC. (will that kill Xbox?) Again, the "pointing device" may be expand to "game controller". Many Internet games seems
to be more fun for a groups of kids to play, say, at birthday party, with multiple controllers... That is to say, no need to have extra game box like Nintendo, Sony or Xbox ...
Since PowerPoint has been one of the most powerful education or training tools, it would be even more powerful to include MultiPoint feature to allow, say, dozen of trainees each has a wireless mouse at hand, and while instructor teaching over the slides
on PowerPoint or other graph, circuit, maps ...etc. If PowerPoint Product Manager is reading this, s/he should agree with this, and, who knows, may be they already have a project on adding this feature to their next version of PowerPoint. Not sure how it could
be implemented, but imagine at a hotel conference of 500 trainees on a typical Microsoft techenical conference like the one at Hilton Parsippany NJ I attended a while ago, if the trainee would like to ask question about items on the slide, it would be much
easier if the trainee can also have a wireless "mouse" to point to the enlarged slide on the screen, e.g. pointing to the codes. So, the devices should be just "pointing device", NOT just "mouse" which is obviously one kind of pointing devices. If that guess
is correct, as per the name "MultiPoint", then it would be even better to have "pen like" pointing device. That way, each attendee of conference will be given a "multipoint pen", and not only can then point to the big screen slide but also WRITE ON IT just
like the instructor normally would point on certain part of the slide, and circle, or write some extra words to make it more clear... So, the pen should be "wireless" to communicate to a receiver that hook up to the USB to connect to MultiPoint on PowerPoint
slide, and the instructor would choose which "pen" to be activated to be able to have a pointing cursor on the screen and "writable or not". So, you will have option to be "pointing only", "writable", "point and click only" ...etc.