Gillette was the men’s leader in razors and blades since the early 20th century. But they got by for decades with just one blade. (…) around 1970 they did something crazy. They added a second blade. Then they added a third, and a fourth, and a moisturizing strip, and a FlexBall, and in five years, it’ll have a GPS device and a microdermabrasion pic and a laser.
And so, journalism: For decades, we had two good blades, right? Subscriptions and advertising. But digital endangers both(…). So we see a lot of companies adding to the razor (…)
Interessant interview met Derek Thompson van The Atlantic, gelezen bij Capital New York.