Miguel de Icaza said something in an InfoWorld interview that kind of blew me away. I have to go off and think about it, in terms of the Web, my career, and so forth. What he said is, “Avalon is the next ActiveX.” He then goes on to talk about the ways it improves upon ActiveX. If it really takes off, that’s bad news for those of us who don’t earn our salaries programming to Microsoft APIs.