In 1975, Playboy had a circulation of 5.6 million copies a month, and copies could be found in 18% of households. Over the next four decades, circulation eroded. As of June 2106, worldwide circulation was just 800,000. Here's a chart from Statista that shows the decline:
Flashbak has a couple of galleries of Playboy house ads from the 60s - 80s designed to entice advertisers to reach it millions of readers. Every photo is basically the same: a guy doing something that costs a lot of money and who is surrounded by adoring women.
Gallery 1 | Gallery 2
Julien’s Auctions is running a large auction of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s stuff, including several pairs of his pajamas, board games, a pipe, and this sharp smoking jacket. Described as “a scarlet silk damask smoking jacket with shawl collar and self-tie belt closure,” the high estimate is $5,000 but I bet it goes for much […]
In January, we let you know that Playboy had sued us. On Valentine’s Day, a court tossed their ridiculous complaint out, skeptical that Playboy could even amend it. Playboy didn’t bother to try. We are grateful this is over. We are grateful for the wonderful work of the EFF, Durie Tangri, and Blurry Edge, our […]
Katherine Forrest, an Obama-appointed federal judge in New York, has overturned a bedrock principle of internet law, ruling that embedding a copyrighted work can constitute a copyright infringement on the part of the entity doing the embedding.
If there’s one thing that stayed consistent through the last decade or so of tech industry turmoil, it’s the love affair between techies and Linux. There’s just a ton you can do with the OS, and its open-source format means you can customize your rig from the ground up. Apparently not content with that level […]
Accidents happen. And when they do, you’re going to want a dash cam for a second pair of eyes. At the minimum, a decent dash cam can save you vast sums of time and money in case of an accident. But a really good dash cam can do a whole lot more. Here are six […]
The field of data analytics is growing as fast as the internet itself. Self-driving cars, airline pricing, and huge marketing campaigns are all driven by the insights that data scientists can distill out of vast sums of information. Even with the help of powerful software like Python, it’s a highly skilled position. But those skills […]