RE: Tech Writer Ethics: Yahoo Enters Porn Business

Subject: RE: Tech Writer Ethics: Yahoo Enters Porn Business
From: Steve Shepard <STEVES -at- YARDI -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 16:19:05 -0700

What seemed to be the first uses of "Virtual Reality" technology?

Military training and pornography come to mind. Which is more obscene? How
many tech writers are employed by the defense industry?

Just a thought.

steve shepard

Gilger.John writes:

> Good point.
> Today's Internet is the only "socially redeeming value" I
> could ascribe to
> the pornography business.
> If your memory goes back a few years, you'll recall that when
> the Internet
> was primarily a medium for exchanging academic information
> between defense
> research laboratories it was slow, clunky, arcane, and text
> only. As graphic
> capabilities were introduced and porn got involved, there was money
> available to research and develop attributes of the Internet
> that are taken
> for granted today. This includes things like e-commerce,
> funds transfers
> over the 'net, high-speed modems/broadband, animation, streaming
> audio/video, and so on.


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