5 years ago South Park nailed the continuing quandary of digital media monetization

“You know, I learned something today. We thought we could make money on the internet. But while the internet is new and exciting for creative people, it hasn’t matured as a distribution mechanism to the extent that one should trade real and immediate opportunities for income for the promise of future online revenue. It will be a few years before digital distribution of media on the internet can be monetized to an extent that necessitates content producers to forgo their fair value in more traditional media.” — In 2008, Kyle of South Park Shared This About Digital Media Monetization