After reading that article I thought I would post this. In Superman: Man of Steel the most recent Superman movie the interfaces depicted in use on Krypton seem to employ a lot of touch operation to manipulate the 3D projection seen above. Bret Victor, the writer of the rant article would probably love the people who imagined this sort of interface in use in a futuristic, high technology society. Anyway, thought it was worth pointing out.
A brief rant article: My immediate thought