That was a good read on death of silverlight.  So I guess Silverlight is dead until Microsoft realizes they screwed up.   Based on past history it will take a few years.   Hopefully Windows phone will move up and drag silverlight along with it.   Microsoft will eventually find the right way (need Bill G back).  Don't think that Apple and Google are immune to big corporate infighting and poor decisions either.   It is frustrating that they think HTML5 /JavaScript is the solution for application development.  I understand boring Metro UI on a phone due to real estate issues but on a laptop or tablet we cannot get some eye candy.   Seems backwards too.