nah : 11.2011 : generation sell (Unordered)

wouldn’t agree with everything
would add some points
generally I would agree with the direction

The millennial affect is the affect of the salesman. Consider the other side of the equation, the Millennials’ characteristic social form. Here’s what I see around me, in the city and the culture: food carts, 20-somethings selling wallets made from recycled plastic bags, boutique pickle companies, techie start-ups, Kickstarter, urban-farming supply stores and bottled water that wants to save the planet.

Today’s ideal social form is not the commune or the movement or even the individual creator as such; it’s the small business. Every artistic or moral aspiration — music, food, good works, what have you — is expressed in those terms.

Call it Generation Sell.

but he did leave out one of the biggest factors of the development of this youth culture specificially: the internet. I wonder if he did that consciously to prove a point.

via The Entrepreneurial Generation – NYTimes.com.