A cool aspect of subject mastery is the sense of effortlessness that emanates from someone who really, really knows their stuff and you recognize it when you see it.FT thinks they're Gawker. Sad state of affairs. Tech journalism is so focused on hot takes/cynicism it's hard to find to critical insight. https://t.co/qgeaK7Dvx4— John S. Wilson (@JohnWilson) June 21, 2017
Further, the ability to riff on a topic is directly related to that mastery. From Jonathan Swift to P.G. Wodehouse to Joseph Heller and his Catch-22 and South Park's Matt Stone and Trey Parker, they get it and you know they get it.
To that group I would add the unknown scribe toiling under the nom de blog FT Alphaville, unby-lined and unrecognized: