Innovation drives the connection economy, not low cost.
The decision about what to do next is even more important than the labor spent executing it. A modern productive worker is someone who does a great job in figuring out what to do next (emphasis his).
Wow, I wish I'd seen Seth's post before posting my last article. His point gets at the heart of what increased connectedness does – makes it easier and harder to figure out what to do next. That's the paradox and it requires tremendous filtering, time-management and self-discipline to be more productive and less distracted.