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Raymond on Porn

2002-06-10 17:45:42+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Daze Reader points to an Eric Raymond rant on good porn versus bad porn.

There is no evidence of massive market-rigging, and good porn is no more expensive to produce than bad porn -- in fact, it may be less expensive (the same models can be used for good and bad, and the good stuff needs less in the way of elaborate props). Therefore, if most porn is bad, it's because most porn consumers want it to be bad.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Consumerism and advertising ]

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#Comment made: 2002-06-17 18:22:23+00 by: TC

The Cathedral and the Brothel?

#Comment made: 2002-06-17 21:15:33+00 by: Dan Lyke

If we worked the current Catholic priesthood scandal into this, surely we can come up with "Cathedral and the Bizarre"?

#Comment made: 2002-06-17 21:27:48+00 by: TC

OMG that reminds me of the coolest expression I got from an unamed person at Maxis when we were talking about online games and parents concerns. The new unofficial tag line for the SIMS Online "We're as safe as the church"

#Comment made: 2002-06-18 21:03:37+00 by: Dan Lyke

inexplicably fancy trash linked to Eric Raymond's follow-up (mostly thanks to those who responded), in the context of a really good critique of the original article.