Yeah, I think that coming in and doing curation and aggregation in many ways is the new ‘go out to a small paper and earn your stripes covering the school board.’
Man, I so want that to be true—but I’m not sure that I believe it. Coscarelli follows the quote with a little sidebar rumination, and it’s worth reading. For some reason the whole thing leaves me unsettled—but I’m not sure why. As you know, I’m a fan of curation… and really not a fan of the school board.
I think it might have something to do with stock and flow. Maybe I think too much flow early in life stunts your growth. Maybe I think the very thing you need to do most as a twenty-something is take a deep breath and a step back and make something new. Maybe I think there’s just way too much flow out there already. I don’t know; I’m still trying to figure out why I had such a strong reaction to the idea. I’m curious to know what you think.