I was reminded of this post in the feed reader today…
Basically, Zawodny says widgets are bad because they are hard to skin, they might slow your site down, they don’t pass on value to search engines, they don’t work everywhere and they are not secure.
Hogwash. You could say that about any online platform. Widgets break down the html static pages and even blogs to a point where it threatens our own conceptions of ease.
Just look at what the MySpace generation has done with widgets and CSS. Sure, there are some ugly MySpace pages, but that’s the future.