First, I didn't know Ted Neward had a technical blog. I only knew about some other one which I now cannot find. Maybe it moved and I misse dth enote somehow? Anyway, (Re-)Subscribed. Second, he has been looking quite a bit at Scala and going to be talking about it at NFJS. This rocks!
I still maintain that anything which replaces Java as a de facto standard is going to look and smell a lot like Scala.
update: fixed typos, shouldn't be typing when really tired