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:

  • 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)!
  • An introduction of "WPF/E": a subset of WPF in which you use XAML but the language is javascript.  (The "E" stands for "Everywhere")
  • 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!

Tags: PDC, PDC05