I sprung for $72 to buy a copy of a big, heavy book – “Chase’s Calendar of Events” for 2014. That’s 72 times more than the first publication which sold for a dollar in 1957. There’s a significant difference – the first one contained 364 entries on 32 pages. This year’s has 12,500 entries plus a fully searchable CD-ROM disc.
Two brothers put out the first book, and I remember buying one for our radio station back in the 1970s, when it was a big improvement over the early versions, but nothing compared with today’s slick, shiny-covered tome that has more than 750 pages. At the station, we used it for promotions and sales purposes.
Why did I buy the new one?