David Carr files a dispatch from the Allen & Co. media mogul summit.
But this year, the new guys were less in awe than sort of baffled. (One of the anchor sessions of the conference was entitled “Content Is King.” Oh really? Now there’s bold thinking.) A conference intended as an exploration of business in common between the old and new seemed instead to etch seemingly irreconcilable differences between the two. The DNA that was exchanged seemed to go in all the wrong directions. The old-line guys now know just enough to be really freaked out, and the new media folks have begun to go old-school when confronted.