Silverlight 2 - Hard Rock Memorabilia

First thing to say - great install experience. I uninstalled Silverlight Tools for VS 2008 Alpha and Silverlight 1.1 and visited the Hard Rock Memorabila site. Below is what I was presented with - a "preview" of the application with an "Install Silverlight" link. The uninstall, re-install process took about 5 minutes on my (Vista 64 bit) laptop on a slow connection (the download of the Silverlight 2 plug-in at 4.4MB was the biggest delay)


I am then presented with a macro-view of the Hard Rock memorabilia collection which I can seamlessly zoom and pan to my heart's content (or slice and dice by artist, type, genre etc)


Here's a Keith Richards guitar pick for example


A really nice way to bring this collection to life (and rock memorabilia is something I'm not particularly interested in but it still grabbed me). Deep Zoom seems to me to be a very compelling capability in Silverlight. So far we're only just scratching the surface...

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