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the very dirty history of on-demand video technology

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the very dirty history of on-demand video technology

enlarge/ it's the sony u-matic in all its analog glory. this device was used in the early 1970s to stream x-rated video to hotel rooms, often using a closed-circuit broadcasting device on the hotel roof.wikimediashare this storyin 1973, a young roger ebert reviewed the movie deep throat. he was not yet a household name or a pulitzer prize winner, but he was a respected film critic. the fact that he and his peers regularly reviewed pornographic films suggested that we’d entered a new era in film—an era in which pornography might be viewed as art.turns out that wasn’t the case. more than 40 years later, people are still arguing about whether porn can be art. but that doesn’t mean the early '70s weren’t a turning point for porn. the ...