Jon Udell has another very solid piece on the GUI/browser tension. This issue isn’t going away, because I (and a lot of others) think that Microsoft has never really gotten comfy with a browser-centric world. For example read this, from Scoble last July, about all the ways HTML isn’t good enough and how they’re fixing it over in Redmond. My heart is on my sleeve; I think a modern standards-compliant browser hits such a huge sweet spot that it’s going to be hard to move the world past it. At Antarctica we’ve created a really rich, snappy, interactive and very graphical interface without pushing the edges of the browser very hard. Now if we could just get Microsoft to give IE a shot in the arm sometime between now and Longhorn.