Anil Dash says that the Office UI is “brave”. I agree that it’s a pretty ballsy move, but I’m afraid that whether history will look back on it as brave or foolish is yet to be determined. I’m a pretty pro-Microsoft guy, and it’s taken me a while to start coming around. But like Rory points out in a post titled “Pardon me, Microsoft, while I help save Microsoft“, many folks aren’t willing to give Microsoft the benefit of the doubt. (I know it’s painful, but read Rory’s whole post. Skip a couple of the historical references if you must, but he makes some very good points. And Rory: seriously it’s over 3500 words, couldn’t you cut it back a bit?).