That said, I seem to remember a comment when Windows 8 was first demoed publicly by Sinofsky and, Julie Larsen, where there was a remark that made it seem like HTML 5 development had suddenly been raised to a preferred method of developing apps for Windows 8. Of course that's nonsense and anyone with common sense should be able to deduce what was meant. It does show how easily confused people get about future directions.
I'm sure Felix can track down the comment - although it's just for historical curioisity at this point.
Hmm... no, believe it or not, it didnt sounds like the HTML5 is the 'preferred' way, instead, it sounded like HTML5 is the 'only' way for the new UI ! everything else is still supported but just for the old UI !