Agism is the new racism.
The one lesson learned from the browser wars was how profitable it is to win one. That this generation is so easily led is no big surprise. Bright and shiny with a hook works on most fish most of the time. As i said, the iPad launch is the Titanic to Avatar's iceberg. Cynicism is hard, cold and following the currents of a political zeitgeist where we know what we want to believe but no longer who. The cracking noise you hear is millions of gestalts snapping and falling into the frigid waters.
Revolution? Devolution for the usual reason: new trumps established in the pop market. Not a very difficult lesson.