The family computer died last month.
No tears, she made it to the ripe old age of 7 (70 in PC years). But now that we have a real processor in the living room, I can finally “Watch Instantly” on Netflix.
And, hallelujah! I am impressed and grateful that Netflix has done such a thoughtful job on an entertainment UI. Simple, minimal, humble. The movie stars are the stars, not glassy buttons and “viewing options.”
This is also my first experience with using something running on Microsoft’s Silverlight. Even on a Mac the performance is great, and the technology isn’t elbowing its way forward. Now I’m eager to see how Netflix will deliver HD content…
What do you think? What are some other “humble” apps that really deliver? What are other great Silverlight experiences out there?
-- Gretchen Anderson