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.
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.