Even before there were online images, BBS visitors and Internet geeks traded naughty ASCI images. The demand for girly pics certainly helped spur on early advances in computer imaging and graphics.
Al Gore may take credit for inventing it. The Department of Defense deserves credit for building out its infrastructure. But let’s face it: The real wizards behind the curtain, the first true marketeers of the Internet, and the virtuosos of virtual innovation are the Internet’s purveyors of porn. Here’s how the porn industry has helped evolve the Internet, for both good and bad.
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