Markets collapse and rebuild, he suggested. That’s when you can have real change.

Silverlight? It’s a front and centre tech at Microsoft. Cross-platform and cross-browser.

Is Microsoft warm and cuddly, now, with all this cross-platform, open standards stuff? “A little bit.”

Are they going to buy Twitter? “I have no forward looking statements to make today.”

That seems a shame at an inherently forward-looking conference.