Microsoft WorldWide Telescope site powered by… Adobe Flash (not Silverlight)

Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope (you know, the one that brought tears to Scoble’s eyes) has been semi-unveiled today and the TED Talk video is included on the new website for the project. Yes, it looks quite nice (though the fact that Robert Scoble and a bunch of kids are ‘really impressed’ isn’t really enough to convince me).

Flash not Silverlight

What I did like was the website for the product itself. Has Microsoft given up on Silverlight? Did the design team prefer to work with Flash because it’s so much more popular (and easier to use)? Don’t Microsoft have policies on using in-house software as opposed to competing products? It’s a mystery…. Oh and WWTelescope doesn’t use Silverlight either. Hmmm.

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