Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPod

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 2, 2005, 01:30 PM   #1
ColoJohnBoy
macrumors 65816
 
ColoJohnBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Denver, Colorado
Send a message via AIM to ColoJohnBoy
Why all the porn talk?

Really. Yes, the iPod can play video. Yes, some videos are pornographic. Why the fascination with this connection? It seem twice daily that MacBytes posts some article or news bit about porn and the iPod. Is it really that interesting? Or newsworthy? Is Belkin going to start selling the iVibrator? Will it simulate the on-screen action?

Bah. I'm in a mood.
ColoJohnBoy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 01:56 PM   #2
miloblithe
macrumors 68020
 
miloblithe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Washington, DC
Porn is a gigantic industry. $12 billion in the US. Seems like news to me.

http://internet-filter-review.topten...tatistics.html
miloblithe is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 01:57 PM   #3
Lacero
macrumors 601
 
Lacero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Portable porn videos. That's pretty big news if you ask me.
Lacero is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 01:59 PM   #4
Flowbee
macrumors 68030
 
Flowbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Alameda, CA
I think porn stars actually using Macs is much more interesting...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	comp-adrianasage-1.jpg
Views:	124
Size:	94.3 KB
ID:	34082  
__________________
Podophile.com >> Home of Nike+iPod hacks and FAQs.
Flowbee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 02:06 PM   #5
Demon Hunter
macrumors 68020
 
Demon Hunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
It's because of the iPod's success. Now everything is blown sky high. Scratches, battery life, porn.

And also, because the iPod is so mainstream now, I think it's a legitimate concern.
Demon Hunter is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 02:14 PM   #6
MontyZ
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Because the porn industry makes huge profits, and is an early-adopter of new technologies.

You realize that some of the biggest media conglomerates, like Time Warner and Sky (Murdoch's company) peddle XXX porn? They do, and make massive profits from it, but, it's all kept under cover.
MontyZ is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 02:16 PM   #7
ColoJohnBoy
Thread Starter
macrumors 65816
 
ColoJohnBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Denver, Colorado
Send a message via AIM to ColoJohnBoy
Craziness. I'm terribly naive, then. Not that I don't enjoy the occasional... well, you know... but I have little nephews regularly playing with my iPod. Don't think my brother would be too happy if he knew his kids were watching "Debbie Does Dallas" or something.
ColoJohnBoy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 02:18 PM   #8
miloblithe
macrumors 68020
 
miloblithe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Washington, DC
I for one don't see the real attraction to iPod porn for my life. I'm not going to watch it on the commute to work and I have a perectly good computer or TV at home. But I can see this as being a boon for others. My first thought was for kids in college dorms. Now going to the bathroom with your iPod in hand will take on a whole new meaning.
miloblithe is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 02:21 PM   #9
Lacero
macrumors 601
 
Lacero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Newsflash!

Children as young as 11 or even younger are downloading porn without their parent's knowledge. Shocking!
Lacero is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 02:22 PM   #10
TheMonarch
macrumors 65816
 
TheMonarch's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Bay Area
Quote:
Originally Posted by miloblithe
I for one don't see the real attraction to iPod porn for my life. I'm not going to watch it on the commute to work and I have a perectly good computer or TV at home. But I can see this as being a boon for others. My first thought was for kids in college dorms. Now going to the bathroom with your iPod in hand will take on a whole new meaning.

Thanks for helping me paint that picture !


Memo: Don't touch other people's iPod videos! EVER! Specially the "white" ones!!!
__________________
Ever!
TheMonarch is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 02:23 PM   #11
wordmunger
macrumors 603
 
wordmunger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: North Carolina
I read somewhere that the published figures of porn-industry revenues are greatly overestimated. $11 billion is hard to believe.
wordmunger is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 02:23 PM   #12
dubbz
macrumors 68020
 
dubbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Alta, Norway
Quote:
Originally Posted by blaskillet4
Memo: Don't touch other people's iPod videos! EVER! Specially the "white" ones!!!
specially if they were originally black.
__________________
"If a tree falls in the forest... I'll kill the bastard what done it!" - Jaheira
dubbz is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 02:28 PM   #13
snowmoon
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Albany, NY
Send a message via AIM to snowmoon
Quote:
Originally Posted by wordmunger
I read somewhere that the published figures of porn-industry revenues are greatly overestimated. $11 billion is hard to believe.
That sounds LOW! There may be shady characters in the industry, but don't doubt the sales ##'s. When even the most conservative cable networks have hardcore porn there is no doubting that the profits far outweight any ideology.
snowmoon is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 02:30 PM   #14
TheMonarch
macrumors 65816
 
TheMonarch's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Bay Area
I just hope Disney isn't involved in P0rNinG... Or is it?
__________________
Ever!
TheMonarch is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 02:33 PM   #15
Flowbee
macrumors 68030
 
Flowbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Alameda, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowmoon
That sounds LOW! There may be shady characters in the industry, but don't doubt the sales ##'s. When even the most conservative cable networks have hardcore porn there is no doubting that the profits far outweight any ideology.
Not to mention almost every major hotel chain offering "adult" on-demand movies. It's not a public service... it's all about the profits.
__________________
Podophile.com >> Home of Nike+iPod hacks and FAQs.
Flowbee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 02:35 PM   #16
wordmunger
macrumors 603
 
wordmunger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: North Carolina
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowmoon
That sounds LOW! There may be shady characters in the industry, but don't doubt the sales ##'s. When even the most conservative cable networks have hardcore porn there is no doubting that the profits far outweight any ideology.
I do doubt them, especially when every website seems to show the same numbers without any attribution. That's more than double the regular movie industry.
wordmunger is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 02:42 PM   #17
MacTruck
Banned
 
MacTruck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: One Endless Loop
Send a message via AIM to MacTruck
Hey man no more lugging that powerbook to the bathroom. Is that an iPod in your pocket or are you happy to see me?
MacTruck is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 02:48 PM   #18
Flowbee
macrumors 68030
 
Flowbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Alameda, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by wordmunger
I do doubt them, especially when every website seems to show the same numbers without any attribution. That's more than double the regular movie industry.
"Family Safe Media" actually estimates $12 billion domestically and $57 billion world-wide.

http://www.familysafemedia.com/porno...tatistics.html
__________________
Podophile.com >> Home of Nike+iPod hacks and FAQs.
Flowbee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 02:54 PM   #19
SummerBreeze
macrumors 6502a
 
SummerBreeze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago, IL
Even if the porn industry is making more than the movie industry, I don't see why it's such a big news story. I could put pirated movies and illegally downloaded tv shows on an iPod if I really wanted, but no one seems to care about that anymore.

It's just kinda weird. It's like announcing a new television and having a bunch of reporters writing stories about how the tv can be used for porn. It's ridiculous...
__________________
15" MacBook Pro // 20" Cinema Display // 1st gen iPad // iPhone 4s 16gb white
SummerBreeze is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 02:54 PM   #20
emw
macrumors 603
 
emw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Quote:
Originally Posted by wordmunger
I read somewhere that the published figures of porn-industry revenues are greatly overestimated. $11 billion is hard to believe.
Porn and exaggeration go, ahem, hand-in-hand, don't they? Besides, I don't think $11B is that out of range, considering the volume that gets peddled, and what is probably considered "porn." It's not just video, but print as well. And even, perhaps, the "adult" industry in general, including such business as Lover's Lane, et al.
__________________
Think. Then post.
emw is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 02:55 PM   #21
wordmunger
macrumors 603
 
wordmunger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: North Carolina
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flowbee
"Family Safe Media" actually estimates $12 billion domestically and $57 billion world-wide.

http://www.familysafemedia.com/porno...tatistics.html
...And they get the figures from "Internet Filter Review"... whatever that is... which is where every other site online gets the stats. (The $11 billion in my first post was a typo--sorry about that)
wordmunger is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 03:07 PM   #22
Flowbee
macrumors 68030
 
Flowbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Alameda, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by SummerBreeze
It's just kinda weird. It's like announcing a new television and having a bunch of reporters writing stories about how the tv can be used for porn. It's ridiculous...
It was certainly news when home VCRs became popular and porn could be distributed on video. It created an entirely new market.

I think that's what some people are expecting to happen with the iPod. Suddenly millions of people will have a device in their pocket that plays video, and the market for video porn downloads will skyrocket.
__________________
Podophile.com >> Home of Nike+iPod hacks and FAQs.
Flowbee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 03:09 PM   #23
Kobushi
macrumors 6502a
 
Kobushi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Right behind you.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ColoJohnBoy
Craziness. I'm terribly naive, then. Not that I don't enjoy the occasional... well, you know... but I have little nephews regularly playing with my iPod. Don't think my brother would be too happy if he knew his kids were watching "Debbie Does Dallas" or something.
Not naive, just out of touch...there's way better, more current porn than Debbie Does Dallas
__________________
I always sign in invisible ink.... especially checks... Banks love that.
Kobushi is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 03:10 PM   #24
Lacero
macrumors 601
 
Lacero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kobushi
Not naive, just out of touch...there's way better, more current porn than Debbie Does Dallas
Debbie Does Houston.

I like 'Ride My Donkey 27', personally.
Lacero is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2005, 03:17 PM   #25
railthinner
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
The adult industry is often credited with advancing technologies such as secure online transaction, or online transactions period. This is another example where porn may help something get big quicker -- to explode --not too fast -- not premat... ugh.
__________________
how did it take me so long to discover boingboing.net? thank you rss.
railthinner is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPod

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why all the trash talking? Can't we give the iPhone some love? macjunkie33 iPhone 30 Feb 5, 2011 01:10 PM
why all the hating on the iphone 4 when the evo drops signal Juarez7514 iPhone 12 Jul 9, 2010 09:08 AM
Why all the complaining about the higher upgrade fee? Have you heard of ebay? wikoogle iPhone 26 Jun 19, 2009 12:40 AM
Why all the trouble in the ME? It's the Gays of course! mactastic Politics, Religion, Social Issues 39 Jul 30, 2006 05:49 PM
Did she order all the porn & gansta rap? Electro Funk Current Events 12 May 14, 2006 11:48 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:58 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC