I thought I included this outline but it did not show up. As you can see that flat world refers to power relationships and competition.
Getting Flat, Part 1 | Linux Journal: "Tom says the world is being flattened by ten forces, of which open source is one. Here are the chapter headings that outline his larger case. Each is labeled a 'flattener':
11/9/89 - When the Walls Came Down and the Windows Went Up
8/9/95 - When Netscape Went Public
Work Flow Software - Let's Do Lunch: Have Your Application Talk to My Application
Open-Sourcing - Self-Organizing Collaborative Communities
Outsourcing - Y2K
Offshoring - Running with the Gazelles, Eating with Lions
Supply-Chaining - Eating Sushi in Arkansas
Insourcing - What the Guys in Funny Brown Shorts Are Really Doing
In-forming - Google, Yahoo!, MSN Web Search
The Steroids - Digital, Mobile, Personal and Virtual"