Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Is WPF/E really named after David Silverlight?


Reporting the release to the public of MS Silverlight (codename WPF/E) I was wondering if that product has been named after David Silverlight, creator of many community websites like Community Credit.

I heard that Microsoft has just started an extremely high reward system for very active community leaders, and that WPF/E is the first reward issued with that system.

David is reporting a conversation he had with Bill Gates: To be honest, I didn't really believe him when told me about actually meeting Bill Gates a few months back to discuss some really high honor, but anyway it's a awesome honor for a community developer to have a real product named after him.

Congratulations David!!!

Source: Is WPF/E really named after David Silverlight?

The conversation with Bill is really cool.

I think Microsoft David would have been cooler.  How about a big yellow happy face logo too?  Or maybe a paperclip mascot?  Yeah... a sarcastic paperclip mascot called Clippy. (shuddering...)

I installed Office 2007 and Orcas this week.  Have not seen Clippy yet.  Getting used to the placement of buttons (print, preferences) and that big Pearl/Marble icon is messing me up a bit...

Plus OneNote shrank all my tabs.

Let's see what Orcas brings to Silverlight.

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