Just read this post from Seth Godin (OK, so it's from Sept of 2010, I'm behind on my reading.)
I keep saying how online learning requires transformation of those of us who presume to take what we know and use online technologies to teach them. Godin reminds us all that pretty much the same thing applies to the rest of the world, at least economically speaking. I'm reminded that my one, most embarrassing undergraduate grade was in economics though I may be more intrigued and fascinated by economics than by engineering.
Godin closes his post with "The sad irony is that everything we do to prop up the last economy (more obedience, more compliance, cheaper yet average) gets in the way of profiting from this one."