On Wednesday night, I bumped into Norman Pearlstine at a charity dinner. He smiled his inscrutable smile and made the smallest of small talk. He looked off into space and seemed otherwise occupied.
Which, it turns out, he was. The next morning came the announcement that Pearlstine was leaving the Bloomberg media empire to return to his old haunt, Time Inc., where he had been editor-in-chief from 1995 to 2005. This time around at Time Inc., his title is chief content officer.