Publish looks at Microsoft's newly announced interactive  SEP 15 2005

Publish looks at Microsoft's newly announced interactive design application, Sparkle, comparing it with Flash. More on Sparkle.

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mike49 15 2005 5:49PM

that's the old sparkle

Nat12 16 200512:12AM

Sparkle seems to boil down to two assumptions:

* The only thing preventing graphic designers from all becoming great UI designers is the right software, and

* Windows users are so provincial that they won't mind using a "Flash killer" with no non-Windows playback environment, and for which broad penetration even in Windows will take years.

From a company that didn't have 38 billion dollars in the bank, software based on these premises wouldn't rise to the level of a punchline. Even coming from Microsoft, I have a hard time seeing the basis for excitement, or investment.

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