This is an update to my article on ‘SilverLight will be the Adobe Flash killer’. Tomorrow will be 2 weeks since I have written the article and two very big things have already occurred.
The first is that Adobe cut 9% percent of its workforce on Nov 10th, this is the second huge cut by Adobe in the past year. In my opinion, Adobe is a Desktop publishing company and not a software devleopment company and when/if further cuts occur, they will happen on the Flash teams, not the Photoshop teams.
The second big thing to occur is the yesterday’s article by Techcrunch on was the announcement of a ‘Seesmic for Windows’ client. The entire article seems like a huge jab/left hook at Adobe Air and it’s limitations and all the new capabilities Seesmic will have because of the switch to the Windows platform.
What you will see as a result of Seesmic moving to Windows is a constant reminder of the Windows platform due to the nature in which Loic delivers releases, which seems to be almost weekly.
In my original article I basically stated that you could do the same exact things in Silverlight that you could do in Flash. I was hesistant to state that Silverlight was more powerful because I wanted to reach the flash community in a calm rational approach.
Seesmic coming out like this will be the first in many to come on the limitations the Flash/Adobe Air platform as compared to the Microsoft platform.
Two weeks ago I believed it would be 2 years before all the real applications/games on the web would be in Silverlight and Flash would be used for nothing more than creating banners. I think it will be sooner than that now.