A great post Aaron, and not just because I get a mention.
You have prompted me to reflect that Renaissance is a better term than revolution. About 6 years ago I went to an informative presentation by Mark Treadwell. Mark made comparison between our current times and the Renaissance of last millennium. One essential difference being that changes which took place then, took place over some 400 years. The changes that are taking place at this time in history will take place within a 40 year time period, exponentially accelerated by the immediate accessibility and extensive connectivity that comes with the world wide web.
I like the term Renaissance, especially considering Matt Esterman’s terminology which you highlight in this post. Remembering Mark Treadwell’s presentation, and reflecting upon your blog, I wonder if we are in the midst of a ‘Renaissance on Steroids’ or even (more politically correct) a ‘Revolutionary Renaissance’?