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17 July 2009
Porn revolutionised technology, but not as the Independent thinks
The Independent has a story written by no less than three hacks which manages to get its conclusion right, but which has a fair bit of its evidence just plain wrong.

The argument that technology is porn driven is neither new nor controversial. The internet, mobile telephones and digital cameras have all been driven by hand shandyism, but the rest of the Indy´s piece is simply off the wall. Super 8mm was introduced by Kodak to give the company a propriety home movie format that was as easy to use as Standard 8mm - porn had nothing to do with it. Neither did it have anything to do with the triumph of VHS over Betamax in the early 1980s. The latter´s cassettes did not run for just an hour as the report states, and even if they had, most wank vids in those days were little more than 30 minutes in length. What did for Betamax was Sony´s refusal to licence the technology to third parties - and to keep the price of their machines far too high.

Where porn did have an effect was in the failure of digital video disks to take off in the mid 1980s. The porn trade had just switched over from film to video and was not willing to make the investment needed to ensure the success of the digital disks.

So the porn trade has greatly influenced the growth of technology, and sometimes has held that growth back, something which this report ignores completely. Hard to believe that it took three well-paid hacks to write it.
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