I've got to be honest, I didn't really get any of this. And I do functional programming (although not in Haskell). Maybe these days I have my "how does this help me exactly" hat on a bit too often, but I didn't see anything helpful in this or the previous video.
Haha, I almost feel bad about disrespecting Paul's project now.
I've got a friend who's a SQL Server DBA and I'm sure he's really excited (no, I haven't asked him), but even though I use SQL Server sometimes, it's hard to get excited about it compared to phones and xbox and the F# compiler being open-sourced
btw. my avatar is Tux, the Linux mascot, being strung up. I set it a long long time ago to wind up a user that used to troll here all the time about how great Linux was. I don't really hate Linux. And the funny thing about it is that the picture wasn't made by Windows or Mac users, but by some BSD unix users.
As for stuff to do on the show. Isn't there a dance game for the Kinect? Since Paul and Laura have both been in cheesy spoof dance videos, I think you should have a Kinect dance-off
Migrating WPF features to Silverlight is a common request and we are always looking at ways to do this.
It's not so much WPF features as the fact that the APIs are inconsistent for no good reason whatsoever. Trouble is, 4 versions in now, that's a blister that Silverlight will have to live with for the rest of it's days.
My wishes for Silverlight 5 are better typograhy support (at least let us position TextBlocks by their baseline instead of their bounding box and give us full font-metrics) and a 3D API (a proper 3D API, not the comedy one from WPF). Without those, Silverlight is less powerful that what the latest browsers can do without a plugin.