I have a lot of commentary on this issue. But for the moment, I will simply put up this news story and a couple links that help orient the question. (Now I must go study for an exam).
Almost at the two-month mark, my friends. Strange to think that it was only a few weeks ago that everyone was still here.
Taiwan President urges cross-strait consensus on Chinese characters
Technology as friend of tradition!
Simple arguments for character standards
Sorry to our friends on the Mainland, but I don't think "etaiwannews" is available there... But then again, Blogspot itself is blocked (see Erica's entry below), so perhaps this is a moot point.