There will be many possible themes for the 2012 Presidential election -- jobs, women's rights, and religious tolerance, among others. But a central theme should be "who do you trust to clean up Wall Street?"
Facebook may be rapidly approaching a phenomenon we might call peak hype -- the moment when both usage and investor interest Facebook reach their zenith and rapidly start to decline and spiral downward.
When I read that Yahoo was suing Facebook my immediate reaction was disdain. As I thought more about it, I came to realize that this case could be the watershed moment that causes enough people to recognize just how horrific our patent law is.