When Microsoft's Brian Goldfarb talks about Silverlight, he is usually having one of two types of conversations.
One is centered on market share and the fact that Adobe Systems' Flash is nearly ubiquitous on Internet-connected PCs, while Microsoft's rival technology is still on only a minority of devices.
That conversation typically starts out something like this: "You're not on 98 percent of machines like Adobe, so why should we care?"
The other is a debate on Silverlight's technical merits vis-a-vis Flash. "Obviously the second conversation is the one I really want to have--why … Read more