The days of consistency are over

Jason Fried notes that The days of consistency are over. It sure looks like. Today Microsoft previewed Office 12 with a totally new UI – while some components of Office 12 (OneNote comes to my mind) seem to stick to the “old-fashioned” Look & Feel.
Here are some rambling thoughts of mine on the whole topic viewed from the humble perspective of software developer working on a cross-platform desktop application.