The era of American MAGIC saw the rise, creation and/or consolidation of the behemoths consisting of Microsoft, Apple, Google, Intel, and Cisco (That led to the acronym M.A.G.I.C.).
Is this era coming to an end? Can we ever again see such an epoch making time in the future? Is true innovation on the decline? Do we have the resources, and energy to "play it again, Sam"? Tom Friedman has a couple of interesting columns in the New York Times. His column on the recent American Past led me to thinking about the exciting times of the last 15 years or so some which were truly MAGICal. The recent column Tom from India on Innovation in the Green Energy sector shows that one can believe again with a number of smart young people involved globally: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/15/opinion/15friedman.html May be we can believe again that the next generation will fix our mistakes and recreate a different MAGIC.
Or, is this merely a prologue to even more and different MAGIC?