From The Seattle Times:
Seattle-area analyst sees danger ahead
On a scale of 1 to 10, how much would you say you care about IP theft?
IP is intellectual property. It’s the core of invention — the thing that gets protected so that good ideas become good products that make good money and inspire more good products down the road.
If you’re like me, the fact that technology makes IP easier to steal hasn’t been anywhere near as interesting as how it’s helped you get more done, or keep up with friends, or launch into debates over things like location, privacy and whether Android beats iPhone.
But, according to a smart guy [Mark Anderson] who makes big calls from Friday Harbor, we should be paying a lot more attention.