I just used your article as a counterpoint to google announcing App Inventor.
http://appinventor.googlelabs.com/about/

A somewhat serious difference in attitude, no? Writing crappy games and utilities on your own gear is a rite of passage for all aspiring geeks. I’ll be trying to get my wife to use this in somehow in her classroom ASAP.

FWIW, your article was google hit #3 on a search for “Apple removes scratch app store”