I think Microsoft’s Silverlight is pretty cool, and I’m glad we’ll have a way to leverage XAML/WPF/C# for rich UI on the web.
But the trend towards Flash and Silverlight video players is killing my favorite feature: “Play Speed > Fast”
Being able to watch one-hour technical talks at 1.4x speed is real value-add. The presenters may be brilliant,but they are rarely concise speakers. And when they start coding a sample live…it’s a lot like watching grass grow. Or watching someone type.
Ctrl+Shift+G (in Windows Media Player) and we’re in hyperdrive. Everybody sounds smarter, and I get change from my hour investment.