Silverlight Learning Guide is a very complete list of links about Silverlight (1.0 and 1.1), including this one which helps explain the connection between Ruby/Python and C#/VB.NET (dynamic vs 'managed'?) langauges : Clearing the air about Silverlight and the DLR.
OT1: Awesome video explaining Seadragon and Photosynth technologies from MS research. Seadragon seems like a natural progression from a viewer like Flickrleech.
Ultimately the 'player' for both should/would be Silverlight (you'd think...) The Photosynth 'Notre Dame' poster example is cool (WOT: parts of the Photosynth site are Flash9 :)
OT2: Apple will want to release a non-iPhone multitouch iPod before Microsoft launches a milan/surface based Zune