Last week, Adobe Platform Evangelist James Ward, attended the Java Posse Roundup 2009 conference in Colorado. James just wrote up a report on this trip, and I just had to share the following excerpt (this is a straight copy and paste, no editing):
The highlight of the trip was a lightning talk about how one of the attendees used a Flex app to recover a friend’s stolen laptop. The presenter discovered that the friend’s stolen laptop was signed into Skype so he sent a message to the thief pretending to think that he was sending a message to his friend. The message asked him to click on a link which took him to a Flex app that started up the webcam and recorded the thief’s face for a few minutes using Red5. They sent the video to the police who recognized the thief and apprehended him and recovered the stolen laptop. That couldn’t have been done with Silverlight, JavaFX, or Ajax!