The Importance of Being Mobile

Doc Searls points to a great piece by Russell Beattie on why Silicon Valley is living in the past and facing backward. Read it all; here’s just one bit:

I first noticed that the leaders of Silicon Valley are *still* behind the times when I saw the line up for O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 conference. Not a single member of telecom industry there and only one session that talks about telecom – and its focus is VoIP. Are you kidding me? Anyone who doesn’t realize by now that the Web 2.0 is going to be dominated by mobile devices must be living on, well, here in the U.S.