Say what now? There is a new way of interacting with computers, and I have to RTFM?

Well, not really. I know that you IT Pros already know all this, but, since you are the TechSupport/IT Department for friends/family neighbors who might be unfamiliar with touch computing as implemented in Windows 8, this tutorial will help you with visual diagrams matching text descriptions of "gestures" in Windows 8, like "swipe".

 

http://www.microsoft.com/Surface/en-US/support/surface-with-windows-rt/getting-started/using-touch-gestures-tap-swipe-and-beyond