PR0N 1.0

This book project locates the pre-history of online pornography by examining the moments, technologies, ideas, failures, and successes that led up to what we broadly and ubiquitously understand now to be the omnipresence of sexually explicit media on the Internet. In other words, what was there before Pornhub?

Finding these pre-histories across teletype machines, radar screens, punch cards, mainframe printers, bulletin board systems, and chat rooms, Pr0n 1.0 ultimately argues that we have now -- millions upon millions of instantaneously available free adult videos -- should be understood as part of a much larger technological history.

Currently in progress.