And getting flatter.
The more we share the flatter it gets. The more we open up the flatter it gets.
Flat is good... mostly.
Software-innovation-flat is riveting. It does not matter where you are. APIs connect.
Open-source flat is a revolution. Nothing less.
Hardware-innovation-flat is happening. Kickstarter helps. The maker movement helps. 3D printers help. Shenzhen accelerates, but might matter less as local eco-systems pop up everywhere.
Social-capital-flat is empowering. Kiva.org removes barriers to capital, in Kenya, in New Orleans, in Cambodia... in places where not much is needed to change lives.
Starbucks-flat is convenient at times, but really just the yuppie version of McDonalds-flat. I like the local coffee shop... if they have good tea.
Democracy-flat seems slower. Consent of the Networked explains why.
Flat is mostly good. Unquestionably happening. Unquestionably powerful. Unquestionably subversive.