This week's book giveaway is in the Other Languages forum. We're giving away four copies of Functional Reactive Programming and have Stephen Blackheath and Anthony Jones on-line! See this thread for details.
Yes, absolutely. In fact, many if not most uses of "static" that I see are ill-considered. A static variable is awfully like the dreaded global variables of procedural languages. They lead to highly-coupled, hard to maintain code.