Clay Weighs In On The Age Question
This is a classic Clay Shirky post, full of academic explanations combined with real world examples. But I still don't totally buy the argument that age/experience is a disadvantage for startups at the cusp of new technology.
I grew up getting my entertainment from the TV and my music from a turntable. And yet I've adopted the web as a native user and I think my instincts about where video and audio on the web are headed have been pretty accurate.
I don't think it's totally about age, it's about a mindset. If you are willing to throw out old habits and start anew, you can compete with anyone. But Clay is right that you have to unlearn a lot of things in order to do that.