aesoteric writes: "A legion of Silverlight developers have threatened revolt after Microsoft made no mention of Silverlight or.Net in the vendor's brief video preview for its upcoming Windows 8 operating system. Developers expressed fears Microsoft might let their investment in skills "die on the vine" as Redmond finally embraces open standards. Microsoft, for their part, have told developers they can't say more until September."
"I have more information in one place than anybody in the world."
-- Jerry Pournelle, an absurd notion, apparently about the BIX BBS