,Minh wrote

I recently read this article, "Why Silverlight was destined to fail and my time as one of its custodians". Fascinating read. While the author definitely does have a sour-grapes feel, it does shed some light into how MS evangelism works.

wow, sounds a *LOT* like some things i have heard also....

Funny i spoke with John Papa just after a presentation and asked him about the silverlight / wpf collision i saw comming .....   I do get the feel that MSFT has been way to "reactive" to stuff and that's a bad way to run a large corp IMHO.   Sure you have to "react" to stuff but you also need a real game plan and find the way to be stable and somewhat "Proactive"  and not spend all day thrashing around wasting  resources.