San Francisco Chronicle comments on the shift away from Silicon Valley toward South Korea as a hotbed for technical innovation. With 76% of people connected via broadband (real 20Mb broadband in places, mind you) there's a completely different set of behaviors to be found around gaming, media and information services. It's a complete transformation that we Flatlanders can't fully comprehend.
However, we believe there's still some innovation to be found here on this side of the Pacific. But there are lessons to be gleaned from the new habits in SK.
"Pick up your mobile phone and watch your favorite TV show. At home, on your computer, download a feature-length movie in no time at all. If you live in South Korea, it is an everyday reality to have always-on superfast Internet -- broadband -- both in your cell phone and in your home."