Silverlight Gets 1.5 Million Downloads Per Day

by Jon Davis 9. March 2008 13:43

At the MIX 08 keynote ..
.. or if that fails,

.. it was announced that Silverlight is being installed by Internet users at a rate of 1.5 million installations per day.

I think we can now pretty much rule out the question as to whether Silverlight is going to reach critical mass enough for it to not be "weird" if you expect your users to download Silverlight before using some widget on your site. I wouldn't have cared, because I knew better, were it not for having to work with co-workers who beat their chests in pride and remain intentionally oblivious to the sheer significance that Silverlight brings to the web on the whole, even now.

kick it on

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Jon Davis (aka "stimpy77") has been a programmer, developer, and consultant for web and Windows software solutions professionally since 1997, with experience ranging from OS and hardware support to DHTML programming to IIS/ASP web apps to Java network programming to Visual Basic applications to C# desktop apps.
Software in all forms is also his sole hobby, whether playing PC games or tinkering with programming them. "I was playing Defender on the Commodore 64," he reminisces, "when I decided at the age of 12 or so that I want to be a computer programmer when I grow up."

Jon was previously employed as a senior .NET developer at a very well-known Internet services company whom you're more likely than not to have directly done business with. However, this blog and all of have no affiliation with, and are not representative of, his former employer in any way.

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