Sunday, July 18, 2004

Holy Cow

*This link should not be viewed from work*

I am popping around on the internet, from one link to another, and somehow end up at TER. This, apparently well known abbreviation stands for The Erotic Review.

I first went to the site and thought it looked okay, but it didn't strike me as current. And some of the pages looked positively dated. Therefore, I thought the site would fall into one of two categories; (a) at least 2-6 years old, with a few posts, and nothing up to date [a failed experiment], or (b) a prank.

Now, I think I know a lot about the internet. I have been using it for more than a decade, I know what GOPHER is, how it predated Mosaic, and why it largely died. I surf on it most days of the week, read trade journals, and the regular press. So I thought I had a pretty good understanding of what was out there. Boy, was I wrong.

It turns out, TER is a very active internet site with descriptions of "escorts" in your area! Honestly, there is a "massage parlor" close to Kristi's office! And it has theme rooms!

I mean, Holy Cow! Here I thought I knew what the world was like, but obviously I don't really know all that much. After all, I have read about children downloading porn, and know this is blown out of proportion, but jeez, don't you think a website with thousands upon thousands of hooker reviews would get a little attention?

Okay, I'll calm down now. In truth, I think society would be better off if prostitution was regulated and controlled rather than outlawed. I don't want to participate, but it's been going on for milennia and ain't gonna stop because a congressman says so on a piece paper.

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