Many of us with OS X and Blackberry 8700s wanted a way to combine them for web and email access. No such application existed, so Alex King organized a bounty fund. I and others contributed, and the fund eventually reached US$675. Now Daniel Pasco has stepped up to write that application and claim the bounty. We contributors are looking forward to a test release in the next few days.
This is a tangible manifestation of what Doc Searls has described as the demand side taking control, and I think it bodes well for the further formalization of a demand-driven economy of software products.