all I can say is go reread my comments last summer on that. Then maybe reread it again. Yes that was 6 months ago.
I'll put this another way. and there is something I don't talk about too much, but somewhere along the way I actually have a degree in electrical engineering so I do know a little bit about technology. That and the way government works I've gained at least a bit of knowledge on. Pick whichever funky term of the moment you want. Transparency to Digital Citizenship or eGovernment if you prefer... Really important things, but none of it is about the technology.
In a way it is not that disimilar to economic development. We can pursue lots of things, but there still is this tremedous need for infrastructure. If the roads and the utilities don't support growth then whatever else you are doing does not amount to much more than window dressing. Or take your house. Hopefully nobody buys a house with a neat exterior, but unworkable wiring. I think the real estate folks call it the buidling's 'bones' and it really matters the same way. Same is true for information and a lot of work needs to be places on data infrastructure long before you dedicate time to the front end.
That and I'm tempted to offer a prize for the first iBurgh submission geotagged to Fairywood. Yes, that is a City of Pittsburgh Neighborhood and has been for a long time. Poor device would probably suffer from a case of cognitive dissonance if you tried. Hopefully it wouldn't go HAL on us.