It's official: Jon Udell (the John McPhee of the Internet) is joining Microsoft. Why? Because, "This isn't your father's---or maybe your older brother's or sister's -- Microsoft. Initiatives like [several he describes] matter, they're solidly in line with my own agenda, they're being pursued in very open ways, and I want to help move them forward." So, congratulations and best wishes---I look forward to more years of informative, insightful discussion.