I can't help thinking that Apple's decision to delay the launch of the iPad internationally underlines the reason for this blog. As with the Google Settlement, the Kindle launch, and now Apple . . . The US leads, the rest of us follow on behind.
Andrew Keen is, of course, very good on all this, on how innovation is not equally shared, and on how you need to be networked from the beginning: "Rather than creating more equality, it has actually generated massive accumulations of power amongst a tiny new elite of attention-economy aristocrats like Silicon Valley new media baron Tim O’Reilly who has more than 500,000 loyal Twitter followers."