Long Tails and Big Heads
Why Chris Anderson's theory of the digital world might be all wrong.
Considering that Anderson popularized his theory by coining a catchy phrase, there ought to be a name for Karp's model of working slowly to produce big hits.Let's call it the Big Head theory of entertainment.
Farhad Manjoo is Slate's technology columnist and the author of True Enough: Learning To Live in a Post-Fact Society. You can email him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter.