Saturday, September 17, 2005

Reach Out and Touch Someone

He really needs to telephone, but he's too embarrassed to say so.
Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967), writer; When a man asked to go to the men's room

According to a story in the New York Times, the pornography industry is eyeing cellphones. New cell phones have video capability. This is apparently already popular in Europe. The article doesn’t say whether it is old Europe or New Europe.

So here is the argument:
At present, sales of pornography over mobile phones in this country amount to virtually nothing. But cellphone commerce is on the rise, with sales of ring tones alone expected to reach $453 million this year, according to the Yankee Group, a research firm. The company estimates that by 2009, sales of pornography for phones will hit $196 million, still meager compared with a projected $1.2 billion for ring tones.

This couldn’t be the small business and entrepreneurs Bush was referring to who will help bring New Orleans back, could it?

1 comment:

Attila said...

Excuse me, but don't you mean, Reach Out and Touch Yourself?