Apps on the Xbox 360: or, I was right, yet again.
Regarding some Tweets I sent out a while ago about how Apple is finally getting close, with the closed iOS system inevitably coming to desktop and laptop Macs, to achieving the simplicity of use for a computer experience that Microsoft achieved a number of years ago with the Xbox 360, I present this:
Some folks criticized my observation because there weren’t proper apps on the 360. That didn’t much invalidate my point, as I was talking about the goddamn ease of installing apps, managing content without ever having to touch the filesystem, and things like that, but Silverlight on the 360 would be pretty crapping cool. Silverlight already lets you develop desktop titles and Windows Phone 7 titles. If you could also use it to create proper apps for your living room machine, well, crapcakes, Microsoft would be able to take over your living room with a true family-minded computer without requiring you to buy anything extra, wouldn’t it?
Yes, I’m as conflicted as you might expect with saying anything positive about something run by that balded-headed Ballllllmer, but, still. It’s some pretty good ninja action for the bald bastard.