That mysterious "proprietary" blackout in the PDC keynote webcast...
...was a parody video with Napoleon Dynamite and Bill Gates. It's too bad it couldn't be broadcast, because it was very funny! But Joshua Trupin has a blurry photo of it on his blog. Maybe there are more out there...
Other highlights from Bill's part of the keyone:
- http://microsoftgadgets.com/: Find out more about developing gadgets for Windows Sidebar and Windows Sideshow
- Games & parental controls
- IE's phishing filter
- Some Office "12" pizazz
In Jim's part, we saw:
- Video of Crytek's upcoming game, contrasted with Reversi from Windows 1.0
- Demo of SuperFetch & leveraging a USB memory stick to get more virtual memory (cool)!
- Demo of a rich Netflix app based on WPF (& the .NET Compact Framework for the small form factor)
- A little about InfoCards and People Near Me
- A lap around the platform with Don, Anders, Chris, and Scott, featuring a look at LINQ
- Microsoft Codename Max
- A rich Northface application using WPF
- The Digital Locker
The keynote featured a new form of entertainment: watching the closed caption person struggle to figure out what everyone was saying!