Surface.com ( Microsoft.com/surface ) uses flash
So I just watched all the videos on Microsoft.com/surface. It really looks like great stuff. This is the technology you might have played with if you've visited the Microsoft Museum on campus in Redmond.
After looking at the nice site, and some rounded/moving video, I thought --- oh great. A perfect use of Silverlight. To my surprise, I right click and see it's flash player.
I don't get it. So many people at Microsoft have had access to Silverlight for many many months. Obviously some of these people were privy to the surface project.
Why not use Silverlight for this? Lack of adoption? Would it be considered bad practice to launch a product (surface) and have the home page force a Silverlight download? I guess I can see both sides, but my initial reaction, was disappointment.