Hi, I'm Mike
In case you're wondering "What is Silverlight?"
When I tell people I'm a Silverlight programmer, I still get asked 'What is Silverlight?' So here goes: Simply put, Silverlight is a browser plugin. Wikipedia says its "similar to ... Adobe Flash" -- its a new way to bring content to the web. It is cross-platform compatible (works on Windows, Firefox, Chrome, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Phone 7). While one major use for Silverlight is streaming video (used by the Olympics, Netflix, etc.), it can also do much more -- it brings the power to deliver desktop-style applications through your browser. As a plug-in, Silverlight allows web technology to evolve at a faster rate. And Silverlight is free and only takes a minute to install.
Why Do I Like Silverlight? (For developers)
Now I know there is a time and place for everything. Traditional web development is great if you must have the widest reach (iPad, most phones) or if you are taking on a framework for a common problem, like blogging. If you don't have those restrictions, and you want to give a Web 3.0 user experience (whatever that means to you) consider Silverlight. Silverlight gives you a powerful, cross-browser-consistant platform to target. Hopefully, some of my work shows the power of what you can do. Enjoy.