Oswald Chamber's reiterating that God will not force us "We have to take the initiative where we are, not where we have not yet been."
I haven't read something this good and thought provoking in a long time. If you write software please read this. The current state of UI is bad. Hopefully some of these ideas will be incorporated into tools for designers to use when building web apps. It will happen one way or another.
Paul Graham predicted Microsoft's decline in April 2007. This guy further outlines the decline. I wouldn't put any money on MSFT. I think they are "too big to succeed".