Funny story, pointed out by Matt Mullenweg himself. There’s now a plugin for Movable Type to use the WordPress.com Stats plugin, without using the WordPress plugin of course. MT-WPStats is available for download, and another interesting cross platform solution.
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.