By owning the day to day computing experience of so many people Apple is looking to lock down how people expect technology to work, and in doing so limit where their competitors can make headway in nearly every market.
To alleviate the plight of the newspaper industry, the FTC is considering remedies including a proposal to extend the Copyright Act to make facts proprietary, increasing NPR and PBS's funding, and levying a tax on Internet users.
Mobile technology, while still in its infancy, has gone from simply distributing horoscopes and ring tones to helping political and social justice movements quickly alert and even engage millions of people.
My advice to incumbents is: choose to embrace asymmetrical politics; choose the courageous politics of bridge building over the vapid politics of personal destruction. In the months ahead, I'm hoping for the former and bracing myself for the latter.