As I mentioned a few days ago, I’ve been holding top-secret meetings with Ballmer, Ozzie, and a few other top Microsoft officials. We’re having these meetings because we’ve realized that Microsoft’s monopoly on the desktop computer is in danger. We’ve come up with a plan- The Plan, we call it- to retakover the desktop computer.
Anyways, the main part of the plan is Silverlight. Silverlight is a platform for animation, vector graphics, (blah, blah, blah, blah, etc, etc) and can be used to build (super duper) exciting web applications. Anyways, it doesn’t matter what it does. The main thing is that it has a cool name and can run on operating systems other than Windows. In other words, it can run on a Mac (but not Linux).
Why is this important? It is important because it means that you’re going to have to install software from Microsoft on your computer. It doesn’t matter whether you have a Mac or a PC. You don’t have a choice. All the cool kids are doing it. If you want to play online games or watch movies, then they’ll be using Silverlight. Everything will. We’ve made sure of it.
Also, the next “Critical Update” for Windows XP and Vista will “accidentally” be incompatible with Adobe Flash. Flash will crash when you open your browser. A popup box will appear and tell you that Adobe Flash just crashed. Then it will ask you if you’d like to install Silverlight. It’ll be great PR. People will stop hating us and they’ll start hating Flash. Its brilliant.
Anyways, I’ll keep you update with more news about Silverlight as the week goes on.