A lot of people will question why someone likes a technology so. Typically, if you find out the person’s interest(s), learn about the technology, you can typically connect the dots.
I don’t like Flashcom because it’s better than XMLSocket (for some projects to prevent argument), I like Flashcom because of emails like this sent to the Flashcom list. To give context, the release of the Programming Flash Communication Server book, has generated insane excitement in that community, causing a host of “news” broadcasts and interviews done & hosted by Bill Sanders using Flashcom. Interviews have been done with Peldi from Macromedia, and Brian Lesser, one of the authors, and a highly respected Flashcomer. Many people from around the world have tuned into the broadcasts.
This, to me, is why Flashcom is cool.
“Here’s the final country list:
An application that combines all these countries and continents has to have something going for it.
* Update: Add Israel, Argentine, South Africa to the list!