It appears that when you climb to the top of the mountain of media enlightenment, you’re likely to find a teenage boy from England. Whether you find nirvana or fools gold depends on which young man you find.
Last week, the world was aTwitter about young Scott Campbell giving up his iPod for an original-model Sony Walkman. He wrote an article that was, well, articulate, funny and nostalgic all at once.
Today comes a lot of hype around a young Morgan Stanley intern who wrote a report so off the cuff and full of sweeping generalizations and obvious revelations that the international investment powerhouse saw fit to publish it as a whitepaper. If the kid was in my theoretical freshman class, it would have barely merited a D+.
I think my new pal Jason Baptiste nailed it.