The boomers have overstayed their welcome,” declares the man credited by many with creating the phrase “viral video,” Douglas Rushkoff, the author most recently of Program or Be Programmed, a book about digital media. “Generation X is finally at the stage where they can have the jobs the boomers had, and the economy crashes. There’s nothing left for them: There’s no Social Security; there’s nowhere to invest. Conan was a great stand-in for the frustration with this never-ending boomer legacy.
Fascinating story about how the previously-luddite Conan O’Brien ended up being the king of the digital kids.