I'm scratching my head at some of the coverage I'm seeing. Yes, the No campaign won, Britain remains as is but many of the varied dignitaries I've seen are just gloating, suggesting Salmond is a loser who should go and that Scotland have had their day in the world's eye. Salmond's campaign took what should have been an easy victory for retaining the status quo and ran it to the last day, getting all sorts of concessions and pledges, to call that a devastating loss is a bit wide of the mark.
Then there's the promises on extra powers, the number of MPs who are saying they'll vote against makes it fairly clear that there was never really intent to pass on the extra powers to Scotland. It just looks like a used car salesman rubbing his hands in glee at getting one over on the latest idiot who bought their promises.
The one thing I do see is that the next general election might be interesting and have a far greater turnout as this does seem to have energised the minds of many who haven't voted.
A final point, those 16/17 year olds have really shown that they have a valued part in adult society. Most of the really intelligent commentary I've seen in the last week or so has come from that group. You can get a job, join the army, have children and so on but you can't vote in the general election. I see this as a bit of an impetus for getting that group accepted as within the general electorate, it'd also make the transition for many from child to adult citizen a bit less blunt as they could have specific education on constitutional matters including when there are any elections to use as live case studies.