If you’re following the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) hearings,¬†you’ll find that this digital land grab by the government follows “The Cycle,” the same rise, capture and fall of every significant communications empire dating back to the telegraph. AT&T’s failed $39 billion play for T-Mobile is another example of the cycle as explored in the book The Master Switch. It’s all about creative destruction, the fuel that propels free markets. Author Tim Wu is a former tech writer from Silicon…