This is not meant to knock anyone.
I'm sorry, but this constant referring back to C# and Linq might be a "sound strategy" from a Microsoft Product perspective, but it is doing nothing for me in terms of understanding either FP or Haskell, the purported objective of these lecture.
I can see that people who already are experts in the area are very excited about this. Perhaps they were the intended audience, though I don't understand the need for preaching to the choir... but whatever. Congratulations to all of you. As the expert on being a "n00b" .. I can tell you these lectures are doing absolutely ZERO for me. FWIW.
I'm going back to the Univ. of Aachen lectures on Haskell programming because they are catered towards a less expert audience and don't concentrate so much on how Haskell compares to other technologies (C# or F# or Ruby or Pascal or whatever) so heavily.
For anyone else who may be (a noob and still) interested, the lectures are here: http://video.s-inf.de/#FP.2005-SS-Giesl.%28COt%29.HD_Videoaufzeichnung
I hope I'll gain enough knowledge to apply Haskell to some of the stuff I need to do in real life, and maybe then I'll be able to understand this lecture series which, truth be told, should be titled "A Comparative study of Haskell and C# for .Net & Haskell Experts".