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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I saw that article yesterday. There's also a similar one written several years ago [nymag.com] that has the same shrill message but also adds in plenty of shocked outrage that pr0n has become somewhat mainstream.

    My biggest problem with this kind of article is the sensationalism. A good indicator is the hearkening back to the idealized way culture supposedly was contrasted with an unscientific sample of anecdotes from people who have problems related to some aspect of the supposedly hard gritty reality we have today.

    Yes, some people undoubtedly do have problems with using pr0n to replace reality. Some people have problems with using WoW to replace reality [joystiq.com]. Some people are addicted to gambling and shopping. Does that mean these activites are dangerous for everybody? Not neccessarily.

    I found that article an interesting contrast to this article about the cultural implications of 'Shortbus' [guardian.co.uk](text may be NSFW, but this is a discussion about pr0n, for crying out loud).