[Short Post #1 before we head out…] There was an interesting article I ran across while skimming the LA Times this morning. It appears the porn industry is having (ahem) hard times. The problem is that the Internet really is for porn, much of it free, much of it amateur. Their paid sites aren’t making the money that they used to… and of course, no one is buying DVDs. As such, pay rates in the industry are (ahem) shrinking fast, and folks are turning to real jobs to make their money. Of course, this is of interest to me as a concerned citizen, for I live in the San Fernando Valley (and I’m sure it is affecting lots of ancillary businesses).
Seriously, though, the article is an interesting read with respect to unanticipated side-effects of the Internet.