Historical aggregator profits

Kevin Kelly on Eight Generatives Better Than Free (i.e., 8 post-copyright business models) with a factoid:

For many years the paper publication TV Guide made more money than all of the 3 major TV networks it “guided” combined.

I haven’t bothered to verify this, but it doesn’t seem impossible.

As a kid in the late 70s I used the presence of in a home as a bozo indicator for the residents, conveniently allowing me to feel superior to nearly everyone. Including my parents, who I felt did not subscribe due to cheapness and religiosity rather than not having poor taste.

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