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Is Pornography Driving Technology?

Brooke Gladstone, co-host of NPR's On the Media produced at member station WNYC, examines how the pornography industry has been a key driver in the development of new technology -- technology that eventually finds its way into widespread use. (9:30)

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Brooke Gladstone
Brooke Gladstone started out in print journalism, writing on defense policy, strip-mining, broadcasting and cable TV. Her freelance pieces (on topics ranging from orgasmic Russian faith healers to the aesthetics of Pampers to NPR's near fiscal crash) have appeared in the London Observer, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post and The American Journalism Review among others. She also covered public broadcasting for Current, wrote and edited theater, film and music reviews for The Washington Weekly.
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