I was speaking with Todd Bleeker who is still very excited about the possibilities of the Content Editor web part. Then I went to a client who was having a typical problem — making it easy to find people in their organization.
The net result was that I created a web part that leverages the Content Editor web part to use the REST format of the search page to find people. I’ve made the dwp available here for those who might be able to use it. I’m starting to see why Todd likes this approach. It’s good for some simple things that you want to get done without a lot of coding.