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The Slow Death of Pop Culture

I came across an article in UnHerd (which I had never Herd of) which my friend Rob Burnett put on social media.

It’s an interesting look at the slow death of pop culture, the proximate cause being the way technology has obliterated the business models for the music, movies and television industries (by enabling easy and free access).

There are some mistakes—notably, the directors have not gone on strike, but agreed to a new contract with the studios, as they always do, given that the directors are basically like management anyway.

But it’s a good look at the historical context.

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