A brief history of Pr0n

(via boingboing)

Pardon the mangling, but some filters won’t even let the term through when that ‘0’ is replaced with an ‘o’ and the ‘r’ and ‘o’ are switched.  Makes a dirty word, I guess.  Anyway, some folks over at Oprano.com are building a timeline of pr0n.  Interesting, but far from comprehensive – quite incomplete, in fact.  Still, fun to read.

1st century BC – Kama Sutra was created
1440 – Gutenberg Press Invented
1928 – Dr. Ruth was born.
1953 – Hugh Hefner starts Playboy

. . .

1993 – World Wide Web goes live.
1994 – Sex.com was registered by Gary Kremen
1995 – First confirmed blowjob in the White House.
1995 – Sex.com was stolen by Stephen Cohen

More at the forums.