Okay, at this point, there are things I like about Konfabulator widgets, and things I don't.
I like that making them is easy. I like that the environment in which they run is absolutely free. I like that the environment is multi-platform, but I can still reach more people with Flash because Flash runs on linux.
I *don't* like that, should the mood so strike me, I pretty much have no chance of protecting my IP (that I know of, I'd love to be wrong about this, so if you know something, give a holler). Ergo, it is, at the moment, a non-viable platform upon which to make money. Echoes of the Cybiko profit model.
So, the only possible motivation for me to make a widget is because I think widgets are neat, which I do think for now.
But I wouldn't write a book about it.
Or would I?