Or has blogospheric "discussion" about topics such as Web 3.0/3-D Web reached absurd proportion. I think so. Or perhaps it's simply that I'm obsolete. That is possible, by some methods of measurement.
But today, driving home from our headquarters, I noticed that a storefront, one that I watch, as they sell niche products, had a sign advertising Webkinz. I confess I knew nothing of this company. And no, I don't have children -- a factor.
My point is this: How does such a big phenomenon develop without us knowing? Do we all need to be parents these days to keep up, kids being the proverbial canaries ;)