57 STASHED IDEAS
Surprisingly, popcorn was not initially available at movie theatres, which were catering to a ‘highbrow clientele’ and didn’t want to spoil their expensive carpets and rugs.
They also thought that the crunchy sound of snacking on popcorn would distract the audience from the movies, which were mostly silent at that time.
The black swan theory or theory of black swan events is a metaphor that describes an event that comes as a surprise, has a major effect, and is often inappropriately rationalized after the fact with the benefit of hindsight. The term is based on an ancient saying that presumed black swans did not exist – a saying that became reinterpreted to teach a different lesson after the first European encounter with them.
The current vibrancy in the podcasting universe is due to ultra-niche offerings, a diversity in voices and a huge amount of creative space in the open standard.
The medium which exploded due to it having no gatekeepers incharge, is now turning into a walled garden with premium paid content, where exclusive deals, media network contracts and big money is involved.
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