Origin of Lindy’s Law or the Lindy effect. A discussion of the life expectancy of a comic.
What they miss here is that it’s easier to produce if you’re also consuming a lot of material, particularly in a group. The output is proportion to the input, and at the time there was only so much input that one could take in in a much sparser media market in comparison to 2021.
Lindy’s Law by Albert Goldman in The New Republic on 1964-06-13 | syndication link read on May 10, 2021 at 0633PM
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