A very good discussion on a very sad topic wended its way to mention of one of my favorite books, The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. Personally, I think Gladwell is one of the finest writers publishing today, and his insights and methods of inquiry are the kinds of thinking that broaden one's horizons in a very meaningfully and enjoyable way. He will challenge your assumptions.
Fellow commenter and Gladwell fan Buckeyeneer posed the following question that was insightful enough that I felt it deserved its own Forum post:
Has 11W tipped? or is the site on the verge of tipping? Or if it did tip, when/what was the tipping point?
GREAT question. Fellow followers of Gladwell (or those who can otherwise assimilate the concept of the TP), what say you?