Certainly, having a touch screen computer that sits at an angle like an architect’s desk is one solution. The issue there’s that you need screen to be big enough so that your hands don’t completely obstruct with what you do. Hopefully Microsoft’ll unveil some version of Surface that works like that, noted. But “10/GUI” aims to bridge this gap by rethinking the desktop to leverage technology in an intuitive and powerful way. 10/GUI’s solution is to create a multi-touch pad that lays on your desk in area that a keyboard or mouse would. You then use this pad to interact with the monitor in front of you, just as you would with the more traditional methods of input.
More info: 10/GUI