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Prehistoric Internet Porn

The first Internet porn was created by geeks for geeks.

by Juanjo Villalba
29 May 2012, 7:50am

The late 70s and early 80s in Spain (a time when many houses didn't even own a telephone) saw the birth of ASCII pr0n – a type of erotic art comprised solely of letters, numbers and punctuation marks.

ASCII pr0n was conceived by programmers, software engineers and other kinds of people you would bully in high school and it circulated through emails, newsletters and secret directories. Simple to make and easy to replicate on any screen, it was internet porn at its purest – a form of sexual expression made by geeks for geeks, and, these days, a symbol of a dark but glorious period in hacker culture.

Enjoy ;)

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