Silverlight is Microsoft's shot at a cross-platform web application development thingy. If your idea of "cross-platform" includes Linux, well, you'll have to wait a bit, but I was able to download Silverlight for Mac and then use Firefox to visit https://www.tafiti.com/ to see it in action.
Umm, yawn? Yes, Tafiti has some nice features - dragging results you like to a "shelf" is helpful, and I have long wished that Google would let us filter results. I suppose even the developers realize that "Tree View" has no value beyond showing off Silverlight, and if that's the main point of Tafiti I guess it is pointless to note that Tafiti's search results are pretty poor.. no, we're supposed to be wowed by the "potential".
Yeah, OK: boost my Internet speed five fold, do the same thing with the graphics on my MacBook, and maybe this would suck my breath away, but I'm still breathing quite normally now.
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