As you may know, Alan Cooper, our fearless leader and co-founder, is the creator of Visual Basic (or at least the visual part-- Bill Gates is the one who decided to marry it to Basic). MSDN has recently put together an interesting series of interviews around the history of Visual Studio, including this one with Alan.
Regardless of the countless poorly designed applications that have been brought into the world by Visual Basic, it's hard not to see the monumental impact Visual Studio has had on the way software is created. Hear from the godfather himself about the making-of and implications of his game-changing work.
If you're having issues (or have issues) with Silverlight, you can find other formats of the video here on the MSDN site.