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06 Oct 2011, 15:34
Todd W Crone (8 posts)

I have to admit that although I am a regular customer of The Pragmatic Bookshelf and have gleaned wisdom from many resources provided here, I have not been a regular reader of the PragPub magazine. However, with that being said, I was skimming October’s issue and saw a section labeled “Porn” that described how “Pornography… is a positive good that encourages experimentation with new media.” and “Porn is a subvirtue.”

This disappointed me a great deal. I believe that any positive pornography seems to bring to ANY industry should be immediately discounted as it promotes an escalating devaluing of the people involved and some might even say that on the extreme end it even can even promote prostitution and sex trafficking. I am not here to make a case for the latter, but I think any article putting a positive spin on a industry like “porn” is not worthy of the “Pragmatic” name.

I sincerely hope Andy and Dave give this concern serious consideration.

Thanks guys for all that you have done for our industry and my career.

Todd W. Crone

03 Dec 2011, 00:50
Gwen Jenkins (4 posts)

A graphic illustration of the why women might feel unwelcome in open source communities, as touched on by another article in the same issue. Kind of ironic.

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