Technology Sent Wall Street Into Market for Pornography

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From: Dan Kohn (
Date: Sun Oct 22 2000 - 22:13:09 PDT

Nice article, but it misses the obligatory soundbyte that the second thing
Guttenburg printed after the bible was pulp pornography, and that it's been
the same for every communications technology since then.

Also, they're missing my favorite video-on-demand statistic: average viewing
time for an On-Demand hotel movie -- 7 minutes. (And that's the mean, not
the mode.)

The General Motors Corporation, the world's largest company, now sells more
graphic sex films every year than does Larry Flynt, owner of the Hustler

Nearly one in five of AT&T's broadband cable customers pays an average of
$10 a film to see what the distributor calls "real, live all-American sex -
not simulated by actors."

"We're in the small leagues compared to some of those companies like General
Motors or AT&T," Mr. Flynt said. "But it doesn't surprise me that they got
into it. I've always said that other than the desire for survival, the
strongest desire we have is sex."

                - dan

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