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The value of obscurity

I was listening to this podcast between Lorne Michaels and Bill Simmons and Michaels said the following about the beginning of Saturday Night Live in 1975.

SNL had just received a terrible review in the New York Times and Michaels was strangely fine with it.

“It was sort of nice to be dismissed because we were just sort of left alone.”

There’s value in obscurity, especially when you first start.