It is interesting that both manufacturers he spoke with (Van Dessel and Ridley) cited increased stiffness in their cross forks (via a 1.5 inch steerer diameter instead of a 1.125) as the primary way they were working to solve the problem.
The best solution, in my mind, would be for the UCI to go ahead and (gasp) allow disk brakes in cross competition. My interest as a person who uses a cross bike for commuting and not for racing, is that I'd love to see a higher-end cross bike spec'ed with modern brakes (or at least the studs that allow their use) that are not dependent on what's going on at the rim to do their job.
Finally, the material I wrote before includes two significant mistaken assumptions. First, I talked about using Kool-Stop Salmon pads, but I have since heard that while they are a great product, they are a very grippy pad, which would make the problem worse. Second, I supposed that using a lower-profile cantilever brake might help. However, shorter brake arms would mean increased mechanical advantage as the fork flexes backward, pushing the pads ever harder against the rim. I'll keep my wide-profile Tektro, I guess.