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* Early VisualNovels were almost all porn; it took several years for non-erotic ones to find their audience.


* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' published an article regarding this phenomenon and [[TropesAreNotBad its positive implications]], [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18888_5-ways-porn-created-modern-world.html 5 Ways Porn Created the Modern World]].

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* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' published an article regarding this phenomenon and [[TropesAreNotBad [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools its positive implications]], [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18888_5-ways-porn-created-modern-world.html 5 Ways Porn Created the Modern World]].


* If you visit Amazon.com, the site usesenmcryption and allows you to use your credit card. If you subscribe to Amazon Prime, in addition to free shipping, you can stream free videos. Encryption, credit card acceptance, subscriptions, on-line shopping, and streaming video were all first developed for the needs of the on-line porn industry, but became very useful for non-erotic commerce, too.

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* If you visit Amazon.com, the site usesenmcryption uses encryption and allows you to use your credit card. If you subscribe to Amazon Prime, in addition to free shipping, you can stream free videos. Encryption, credit card acceptance, subscriptions, on-line shopping, and streaming video were all first developed for the needs of the on-line porn industry, but became very useful for non-erotic commerce, too.


* While the early computer game industry had relatively few sex related games, the potential was recognized by just about everyone from the start, and one text-based title -- ''Softporn Adventure'' by Sierra Games -- was a notable breakout title. Parts of ''Softporn'' eventually became the basis of the hugely successful ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' series. A number of video strip poker games had some modest success, as well, with a notable example being Artworx's ''Strip Poker'' from 1982-83.
** The early video game industry had even less room for sex, which is not surprising given the perceived target audience. This was especially true on the consoles, where the hardware was hardly up to the task, and the market severely restricted by high entry costs and the watchful eyes of the MoralGuardians. Nonetheless, at least one company, Mystique, released a few such titles, most infamous of which being ''Custer's Revenge''.
** Averted with the PC-FX. NEC was one of the few console companies to actually license adult games in hopes of gaining a foothold (and even certain, if not most, non-porn games featured some level of fanservice, some even involving minors), and the system ''still'' bombed.



* While the early computer game industry had relatively few sex related games, the potential was recognized by just about everyone from the start, and one text-based title -- ''Softporn Adventure'' by Sierra Games -- was a notable breakout title. Parts of ''Softporn'' eventually became the basis of the hugely successful ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' series. A number of video strip poker games had some modest success, as well, with a notable example being Artworx's ''Strip Poker'' from 1982-83.
** The early video game industry had even less room for sex, which is not surprising given the perceived target audience. This was especially true on the consoles, where the hardware was hardly up to the task, and the market severely restricted by high entry costs and the watchful eyes of the MoralGuardians. Nonetheless, at least one company, Mystique, released a few such titles, most infamous of which being ''Custer's Revenge''.
** Averted with the PC-FX. NEC was one of the few console companies to actually license adult games in hopes of gaining a foothold (and even certain, if not most, non-porn games featured some level of fanservice, some even involving minors), and the system ''still'' bombed.


* The rise of [[UsefulNotes/{{VCR}} home videotape machines]] has often been attributed to the availability of porn. Those wanting to watch it previously had to go to skeevy porno theaters, where everyone around them was doing exactly what you'd think people would be doing in a porno theater and the floors were [[{{Squick}} very sticky]], plus they ran the risk of being seen going into or coming out of the theater. Watching in private has got all sorts of obvious advantages that everyone jumped at. The porno theater industry keeled over and died. Sony refused to license Betamax to pornographers until it was too late to counter the foothold VHS had on the fledgling industry. [[http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=2126 Read more about it here.]]
** This was probably not the real cause, though; one major advantage that VHS had over Betamax was the ability to film an entire American football game on a single tape, which was very pertinent in the US due to the popularity of that sport. Notably, Betamax saw much more success in Japan, where videotaping three hour long shows was less of an issue.
** History almost repeated itself in the UsefulNotes/HighDefinition DVD war between Sony's UsefulNotes/BluRay and Toshiba's HD-DVD. When reports indicated Sony was going to ban porn on Blu-ray too, the industry reaction was to predict Sony's loss. Sony eventually agreed to license Blu-ray for porn, even if it wouldn't advertise that fact much. It ended up winning the format war this time. Unlike with Betamax, Sony isn't the sole owner of Blu-ray and instead is one of many partners in the Blu-Ray Disc Association. Sony could not actually ban Blu-ray pornography, but in the early, critical days, they held a de facto monopoly on Blu-ray manufacturing (Being the first to have large-scale production facilities), and did not peddle their services to the adult media industry.
*** However, again, it is probable that other factors were more important than porn; Sony notably made the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 an affordable Blu-ray player, which helped to popularize the format and their console. Indeed, this was a repeat of what happened with the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, which could double as a DVD player and was often purchased as a cheap alternative to a dedicated DVD player.
*** It could also be said that the [=PS3=] saved Blu-ray from a scenario where *both* formats were withdrawn in failure. The DVD had only become the widespread standard a few years before, neither HD-DVD nor Blu-ray offered anything like the improvement over DVD as it had been over VHS, and the end of the physical-media era was already in sight as far as the public was concerned.
** Few people remember it these days, but the same dynamic played out in the UsefulNotes/LaserDisc vs. CED [=VideoDisc=] battle in the early 1980s as well. RCA maintained a tight grip on CED manufacturing (there were only 2 plants in the world capable of making CED discs), and a handful of softcore, ''barely''-above-"R"-rated ''Playboy Video Centerfold'' discs were as far as they were willing to go into that territory (see also this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpwZxC2Cz2g "internal use only" test disc]] featuring a stripper). [=LaserDiscs=], on the other hand... (Guess which format survived. Go on, guess.) Although only a niche market in the the US, Europe, and Australia; [=LaserDiscs=] [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff were the dominant video medium]] in Japan, Hong Kong, and affluent areas of southeast Asia such as Singapore, until the new millennium. Also, by the time it came out, video cassette recorders were already established.


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* The rise of [[UsefulNotes/{{VCR}} home videotape machines]] has often been attributed to the availability of porn. Those wanting to watch it previously had to go to skeevy porno theaters, where everyone around them was doing exactly what you'd think people would be doing in a porno theater and the floors were [[{{Squick}} very sticky]], plus they ran the risk of being seen going into or coming out of the theater. Watching in private has got all sorts of obvious advantages that everyone jumped at. The porno theater industry keeled over and died. Sony refused to license Betamax to pornographers until it was too late to counter the foothold VHS had on the fledgling industry. [[http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=2126 Read more about it here.]]
** This was probably not the real cause, though; one major advantage that VHS had over Betamax was the ability to film an entire American football game on a single tape, which was very pertinent in the US due to the popularity of that sport. Notably, Betamax saw much more success in Japan, where videotaping three hour long shows was less of an issue.
** History almost repeated itself in the UsefulNotes/HighDefinition DVD war between Sony's UsefulNotes/BluRay and Toshiba's HD-DVD. When reports indicated Sony was going to ban porn on Blu-ray too, the industry reaction was to predict Sony's loss. Sony eventually agreed to license Blu-ray for porn, even if it wouldn't advertise that fact much. It ended up winning the format war this time. Unlike with Betamax, Sony isn't the sole owner of Blu-ray and instead is one of many partners in the Blu-Ray Disc Association. Sony could not actually ban Blu-ray pornography, but in the early, critical days, they held a de facto monopoly on Blu-ray manufacturing (Being the first to have large-scale production facilities), and did not peddle their services to the adult media industry.
*** However, again, it is probable that other factors were more important than porn; Sony notably made the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 an affordable Blu-ray player, which helped to popularize the format and their console. Indeed, this was a repeat of what happened with the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, which could double as a DVD player and was often purchased as a cheap alternative to a dedicated DVD player.
*** It could also be said that the [=PS3=] saved Blu-ray from a scenario where *both* formats were withdrawn in failure. The DVD had only become the widespread standard a few years before, neither HD-DVD nor Blu-ray offered anything like the improvement over DVD as it had been over VHS, and the end of the physical-media era was already in sight as far as the public was concerned.
** Few people remember it these days, but the same dynamic played out in the UsefulNotes/LaserDisc vs. CED [=VideoDisc=] battle in the early 1980s as well. RCA maintained a tight grip on CED manufacturing (there were only 2 plants in the world capable of making CED discs), and a handful of softcore, ''barely''-above-"R"-rated ''Playboy Video Centerfold'' discs were as far as they were willing to go into that territory (see also this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpwZxC2Cz2g "internal use only" test disc]] featuring a stripper). [=LaserDiscs=], on the other hand... (Guess which format survived. Go on, guess.) Although only a niche market in the the US, Europe, and Australia; [=LaserDiscs=] [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff were the dominant video medium]] in Japan, Hong Kong, and affluent areas of southeast Asia such as Singapore, until the new millennium. Also, by the time it came out, video cassette recorders were already established.


* It's often claimed that VHS became the dominant video cassette format because Sony, the owner of Betamax, did not want to encourage (and tried hard to discourge) porn producers from using Betamax cameras or tapes. [[https://knowledgenuts.com/2014/03/05/betamax-didnt-lose-to-vhs-because-of-adult-films/ The reality]] is that the porn industry latched onto VHS because it was cheaper for both producers and consumers.


* VHS became the dominnnt video cassette format becuse Sony, the owner of Betamax, did not want to encourage (and tried hard to discourge) porn producers from using Betmax cameras or tapes. JVC, owner of VHS. was more tolernt of who purchased VHS equipment (including high-speed tape duplicators) and as a result, virtually all porn was in VHS format, encouraging (lots more) people to buy those type VCRs.
* If you visit Amazon.com, the site uses emcryption and allows you to use your credit card. If you subscribe to Amazon Prime, in addition to free shipping, you can stream free videos. Encryption. credit card acceptance, subscriptions, on-line shopping, and streaming video were all first developed for the needs of the on-line porn industry, but became very useful for non-erotic commerce, too.

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* It's often claimed that VHS became the dominnnt dominant video cassette format becuse because Sony, the owner of Betamax, did not want to encourage (and tried hard to discourge) porn producers from using Betmax Betamax cameras or tapes. JVC, owner of VHS. was more tolernt of who purchased VHS equipment (including high-speed tape duplicators) and as a result, virtually all [[https://knowledgenuts.com/2014/03/05/betamax-didnt-lose-to-vhs-because-of-adult-films/ The reality]] is that the porn industry latched onto VHS because it was in VHS format, encouraging (lots more) people to buy those type VCRs.
cheaper for both producers and consumers.
* If you visit Amazon.com, the site uses emcryption usesenmcryption and allows you to use your credit card. If you subscribe to Amazon Prime, in addition to free shipping, you can stream free videos. Encryption. Encryption, credit card acceptance, subscriptions, on-line shopping, and streaming video were all first developed for the needs of the on-line porn industry, but became very useful for non-erotic commerce, too.

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*** It could also be said that the [=PS3=] saved Blu-ray from a scenario where *both* formats were withdrawn in failure. The DVD had only become the widespread standard a few years before, neither HD-DVD nor Blu-ray offered anything like the improvement over DVD as it had been over VHS, and the end of the physical-media era was already in sight as far as the public was concerned.


* The UsefulNotes/HighDefinition train also is getting a delayed reception from the porn industry (yes, even them), mostly because they're busy making scads upon scads of money with the Internet, but also because many porn stars are afraid of [[TooMuchInformation previously-obscured imperfections and flaws becoming not just visible but spread across monster TV screens in ultra-high resolution]]. In fact, it's pretty much eliminated the "cowboy" shot, once standard in the porn business, as imitating the point of view of a man who is having sex with the woman on top with better video cameras means that those breast implant scars are really visible from that angle. It seems television will always be the exception to the rule.

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* The UsefulNotes/HighDefinition train also is getting a delayed reception from the porn industry (yes, even them), mostly because they're busy making scads upon scads of money with the Internet, but also because many porn stars are afraid of [[TooMuchInformation [[GrossUpCloseUp previously-obscured imperfections and flaws becoming not just visible but spread across monster TV screens in ultra-high resolution]]. In fact, it's pretty much eliminated the "cowboy" shot, once standard in the porn business, as imitating the point of view of a man who is having sex with the woman on top with better video cameras means that those breast implant scars are really visible from that angle. It seems television will always be the exception to the rule.

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* VHS became the dominnnt video cassette format becuse Sony, the owner of Betamax, did not want to encourage (and tried hard to discourge) porn producers from using Betmax cameras or tapes. JVC, owner of VHS. was more tolernt of who purchased VHS equipment (including high-speed tape duplicators) and as a result, virtually all porn was in VHS format, encouraging (lots more) people to buy those type VCRs.


* If you visit Amazon.com, the site uses emcryption and allows you to use your credit card. If you subscribe to Amazon Prime, in addition to free shipping, you can stream free videos. Encryption. credit card acceptance, subscriptions, on-line shopping, and streaming video were all first developed for the needs of the on-lind porn industry, but became very useful for non-erotic commerce, too.

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* If you visit Amazon.com, the site uses emcryption and allows you to use your credit card. If you subscribe to Amazon Prime, in addition to free shipping, you can stream free videos. Encryption. credit card acceptance, subscriptions, on-line shopping, and streaming video were all first developed for the needs of the on-lind on-line porn industry, but became very useful for non-erotic commerce, too.

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* If you visit Amazon.com, the site uses emcryption and allows you to use your credit card. If you subscribe to Amazon Prime, in addition to free shipping, you can stream free videos. Encryption. credit card acceptance, subscriptions, on-line shopping, and streaming video were all first developed for the needs of the on-lind porn industry, but became very useful for non-erotic commerce, too.


* The advent of social networking sites, as well as their art-sharing site cousins, inevitably leads to ero-artists looking for a site to share their art. Once they catch wind of a popular new networking site with little rules on image content (like the Website/{{Twitter}}-like sharing site Pawoo), no doubt you will find them there within a week or two.

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* The advent of social networking sites, as well as their art-sharing site cousins, inevitably leads to ero-artists looking for a site to [[ItsNotPornItsArt share their art.art]]. Once they catch wind of a popular new networking site with little rules on image content (like the Website/{{Twitter}}-like sharing site Pawoo), no doubt you will find them there within a week or two.


** Few people remember it these days, but the same dynamic played out in the UsefulNotes/LaserDisc vs. CED [=VideoDisc=] battle in the early 1980s as well. RCA maintained a tight grip on CED manufacturing (there were only 2 plants in the world capable of making CED discs), and a handful of softcore, ''barely''-above-"R"-rated ''Playboy Video Centerfold'' discs were as far as they were willing to go into that territory. [=LaserDiscs=], on the other hand... (Guess which format survived. Go on, guess.) Although only a niche market in the the US, Europe, and Australia; [=LaserDiscs=] [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff were the dominant video medium]] in Japan, Hong Kong, and affluent areas of southeast Asia such as Singapore, until the new millennium. Also, by the time it came out, video cassette recorders were already established.

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** Few people remember it these days, but the same dynamic played out in the UsefulNotes/LaserDisc vs. CED [=VideoDisc=] battle in the early 1980s as well. RCA maintained a tight grip on CED manufacturing (there were only 2 plants in the world capable of making CED discs), and a handful of softcore, ''barely''-above-"R"-rated ''Playboy Video Centerfold'' discs were as far as they were willing to go into that territory.territory (see also this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpwZxC2Cz2g "internal use only" test disc]] featuring a stripper). [=LaserDiscs=], on the other hand... (Guess which format survived. Go on, guess.) Although only a niche market in the the US, Europe, and Australia; [=LaserDiscs=] [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff were the dominant video medium]] in Japan, Hong Kong, and affluent areas of southeast Asia such as Singapore, until the new millennium. Also, by the time it came out, video cassette recorders were already established.

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