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Does "recent show business 'action'" refer to the recent comedy performances by these comedians? Or is it more like what has happened recently in show business?

The term Lindy refers to Lindy's delicatessen in New York, where comedians "foregather every night at Lindy's, where ... they conduct post-mortems on recent show business 'action'".

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The origin of the term can be traced to Albert Goldman and a 1964 article he had written in The New Republic titled "Lindy's Law".[6] The term Lindy refers to Lindy's delicatessen in New York, where comedians "foregather every night at Lindy's, where ... they conduct post-mortems on recent show business 'action'". In this article, Goldman describes a folkloric belief among New York City media observers that the amount of material comedians have is constant, and therefore, the frequency of output predicts how long their series will last:[7]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindy_effect

Original article:
https://www.gwern.net/docs/statistics/1964-gold...

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Does "recent show business 'action'" refer to the recent comedy performances by these comedians? Or is it more like what has happened recently in show business?

The term Lindy refers to Lindy's delicatessen in New York, where comedians "foregather every night at Lindy's, where ... they conduct post-mortems on recent show business 'action'".

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The origin of the term can be traced to Albert Goldman and a 1964 article he had written in The New Republic titled "Lindy's Law".[6] The term Lindy refers to Lindy's delicatessen in New York, where comedians "foregather every night at Lindy's, where ... they conduct post-mortems on recent show business 'action'". In this article, Goldman describes a folkloric belief among New York City media observers that the amount of material comedians have is constant, and therefore, the frequency of output predicts how long their series will last:[7]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindy_effect

Original article:
https://www.gwern.net/docs/statistics/1964-goldman.pdf
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