The financial sector is abuzz with news about a report note written for Morgan Stanley by a 15-year-old work experience kid.
You may remember we considered the Digital Youth Project a while ago, and the hundreds of hours of rigorous academic research it contained. But Morgan Stanley don’t want any of that, they want to publish the deranged wailings of a 15-year-old boy with very limited experience of the world.
(The bit that makes me cry is the part about why teenagers don’t use Macs because of “compatibility issues” with school systems. Aaaargh!)
Apparently, you, teenagers, like to use your mobile phones (teachers have known this for years), hate paying for anything (parents have always known this), and will watch any old crap at the cinema (note to Morgan Stanley: Hollywood has known this for years). Genius.
Read it (and weep) here (PDF). In fact, just for being teenagers like the one who wrote this, I think I’ll force you to analyse it in class.