Porn: Another Mainstay Of American Commerce
According to a recent Dallas Morning News
analysis of Web pages accessed at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in downtown Dallas, about 7.5% are pornographic - which of course has made "top city officials" concerned.
"It's certainly concerning to me. It's surely not appropriate in a public library, and it's not a signal we want to send," Mayor Tom Leppert told The News
. "We want people to come to our libraries and use them for traditional reasons. Viewing this material - it's clearly not what the computers in the library are there for."
Well, as sad as it is that some library patrons apparently don't have the means to access those adult pages in their own homes (or for some other reason can't - like maybe because their spouse would get bent out of shape if they saw the other partner doing it), obviously a bunch of people (as in my favorite aphorism, "921 million DVDs and tapes were sold and rented last year, and it ain't just one guy renting and buying all that porn") do
think that's what the computers in the library are there for, because unless a jury finds something obscene, it's legal!
Ergo, if you're walking by a J. Erik Jonsson Central Library computer and somebody's checking out the latest hardcore .jpgs on it and you don't want to see that ... don't look!