Reading this interesting account of a session at Supernova07 (no joke please), I ran across this "retrofrogging" term used by Clay Shirky:
"There’s also retrofrogging. We had such great copper that we now lag the world in broadband. That was our Minitel."
I tried to google the term and nothing else showed up, although I found it exquisitely intriguing (even here). I guess it simply refers to innovations that push in a certain direction when new iterations or disruptions have challenged it. The implicit example for this can be determined by the "frogging" part: frogs = french people.... who developed the Minitel, a pre-Web online service that allowed to do all sorts of things (ebanking, chat, IM, forum, etc.)... which became an impediment for the adoption of the Internet in France.