Dave Winer: “The business of the valley is not publishing. It is not advertising. It is not retailing. It is not pet food. It is cool packages of technology that thrill people with empowerment and novelty.”
There’s been a strand in the last couple of days on Scripting News and elsewhere about whether anyone but the young can be successful innovators and entrepreneurs. It hardly needs saying that the answer is, “Of course.” What’s more difficult to say is whether someone without a few decades of adulthood can be wise. There may be exceptions, but I think the general answer is, “No, they can’t.” There’s an important distinction between wisdom and knowledge. I think wisdom requires lots of time.