In a groundbreaking move, The Economist has understood the logic of the Internet just as its demise is near. In its leader on 4 September 2010 they write this about the web's new walls:
It's open standards made such interconnections cheap and easy...but now...three sets of walls are being built...national firewalls...walled gardens by...Facebook, Google...and Apple...and network operators [favoring] those websites prepared to pay up
Well, in truth, there are threats to the Internet's openness, and the Internet is indeed built on open standards, but George W. Bush's idea of the "internets" back in 2004 is far from near, despite the claims in Wired Magazine's "The Web is Dead" article, since "simpler, sleeker services -- think apps" are not everything.
Yes, it is true as their article, "A virtual counter-revolution"<