There are two interesting things to read over at Joel’s site: the first is an anonymous response from a Microsoft employee to his article blasting .NET as a non-entity, and the second is a deeper look at Microsoft’s Passport service. While Passport does offer some level of convenience for its users, it’s also a very, very scary thing. The thought that it will someday be built into the Web browser and operating system is downright chilling. (See why we need competition?)