This morning on Memeorandum there are dozens of bloggers reacting to a New York Times article about IE 7.
Dean Hachamovitch, head of the Internet Explorer team responds: "the search box in IE7 is not Microsoft’s. It belongs to the user. Our guiding principle for the search box in IE7 is that the user is in control."
Nicholas Carr makes an even more interesting point: "If Google wants to fully live up to its ideals – to really give primacy to the goal of user choice in search – it should open up its home page to other search engines."