From:  Ben Moskowitz <ben@openvideoalliance.org>
Date:  25 May 2010 01:55:00 Hong Kong Time
Newsgroup:  news.mozilla.org/mozilla.drumbeat.website
Subject:  

interesting analogy

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exodus from "open web" to managed channels like the app store as a  
kind of suburbanization.

i think the writer is onto some good metaphors:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/23/magazine/23FOB-medium-t.html?partner=rss&emc=rss