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Writing and Editing

Lessons Mainstream Media Can Learn From The Porn Industry

In the early 1990s, when much of the world still viewed the Internet as a passing fad for anarchist geekazoids, pornographers were already raking in millions selling online content.

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Ten indispensable technologies built by the pornography industry

Sorry to disappoint, but watching the pornography industry is not the same as watching pornography. And let’s be clear: It’s the action in the industry that matters to your organization – not that other kind of action. Matter it does. …

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More fun than a barn raising

How long do you think entertainment seekers can go on being fed on those vulgar TV game shows where contestants trade dignity for dollars, marrying strangers, eating rats on a tropical island, or worst of all, answering trivia questions? How …

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Surf me not into temptation

It should come as no surprise that the Vatican is expected soon to announce the designation of a patron saint of the Internet and computer science. Judging by the solicitations that miraculously appear unbidden in my e-mail box, Internet users …

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Science doesn’t smile on atheists

Article Index Science doesn’t smile on atheists Atheism Page 3 All Pages Page 1 of 3 Nobody likes an evangelical atheist. Nothing ruins a dinner party like some less-holy-than-thou zealot giving a vodka-fueled sermon, pounding the table and decrying religion …

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Better than X-rays

In 1895, German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen was messing about in a darkened lab, studying cathode rays using a device called a Crookes tube. As he worked, a screen on the far side of the laboratory began to glow mysteriously. Even …

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