Pornography: cause & effect (technical)

Yes, non-engineers of the world, engineers do both seek and find excitement in their work. Patchen Barss has researched and written a book — called The Erotic Engine — about how passion drove technological innovation to greater heights. Barss says:

Pornography built the hidden infrastructure of the Internet. Without pornography, cable television and the VCR might never have made the big time. E-commerce would be at a far more primitive stage of security and usability. The video streaming software developed for and by the pornography industry paved the way for CNN and YouTube.