After some writing it was time for some reading.
Check this out:
apple and network economics
It's an article asking how come Apple has survived even though it goes against
the most basic principles of network economics. If you like it, you might want to get
a look at the author's webpage, Bradford DeLong's webpage. Scroll well down the page to find lots of stuff,
really lots of them, about economics, information technology and political economy. There's even
his celebrated book on macroeconomics there, almost all of it