If you have a spare couple of minutes, check out Channel 9 - the latest community experiment from MSDN. It has forums, videos, WiKi and a whole host of dodgy looking characters, including our very own Pat Helland. Check out Pat's video where he talks about the Metropolis vision which compares IT to the evolution of cities...

http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1301

Another interesting post from Joe Beda who talks about the relationship betwen Avalon and browser-based applications...

http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=948