Retiring to escape clickbait?

A sobering end to Jean-Louis Gassée's tribute to veteran tech columnist Walt Mossberg:

As bleak as this sounds, I can’t help but wonder why Walt, a young 70, has decided to retire. Is he really tired of it all? His Twitter presence would say the contrary. Or does he, too, yearn for the more traditional, less click-baity form of analysis and newsmaking?