Internet hype technology of the week: Silverlight
Microsoft is amazing. WPF/E has been around for ages. They give it a fancy name and run a keynote about it at MIX and suddenly it’s the biggest thing to hit (Microsoft) web development since someone came up with a catchy name for ajax.
I guess the really interesting thing will be seeing whether Silverlight will end up being a good fit for rich internet applications or multimedia or something that’s all together new. I personally feel a little weary of the hype but unfortunately it seems to just be part of the circle of life for internet technologies.