Tough Times for Technology?

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  1. Chang may be correct about the next 10 years of Silicon and probably also broadband growth. However, what about Web Services? I think I read recently (news.com?) that within the U.S. only 1.5% of the U.S. GDP is based on ecommerce. Has the 73-year-old Chang overlooked the creative possibilities that may emerge from Web Services related Ecommerce? Do we perhaps not have a long period of growth ahead of us in this arena? The Internet after all is just a child still … so sure, be pessimistic on Silicon for the next decade (until nano arrives perhaps), but how about some modest optimism for the next decade of the Internet and its *socio-economic* impact? Perhaps the creative side has been lacking because most geeks think its cool to hack software but there are very few geeks who understand humanity quite well and thus know how to seduce an audience of “mere mortals” (I.e., witness Steve Jobs and the iPod)! Those who know how to seduce will be winners in the decades ahead. So Mr. Chang, stop your whining and start doing something creative and seductive with all of that silicon and broadband!!!

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