Isn't this how the IMDB got started?
October 30, 2000 5:36 PM   Subscribe

Isn't this how the IMDB got started? Maybe this guy will eventually be able to sell out. (But to who?)
posted by Steven Den Beste (14 comments total)

Actually, this is how the IMDB got started (interview with the creators is about halfway down the page - this is from a book a former coworker wrote about the net in 1995).
posted by mathowie at 6:11 PM on October 30, 2000

Woo, go Northwestern... our school newspaper ran a feature article on Adam, and lotsa people were NOT happy. Last year he had signs up all over campus looking for volunteers to watch... adult material.

Sadly, Northwestern students are too competitive/stressed... I don't think he got much of a response.
posted by gramcracker at 6:39 PM on October 30, 2000

am i to guess that the site is i couldn't find any mention of the URL in the article.
oh my, did i just say that?
posted by pnevares at 7:00 PM on October 30, 2000

Jeez.. too bad Ohio State doesn't have a guy like this. I know that there will never be a point where I'll be too competetive/stressed to get paid to watch porn. Wonder if he patented the business model..

Also, extensive research (lucky guess) has shown it to be Unfortunately, they don't seem to list "midget" under the fetish search... oops, I've said too much.
posted by zempf at 7:09 PM on October 30, 2000

The Dead Porn Stars page at the page listed above makes for pretty eerie reading.

posted by Steven Den Beste at 8:13 PM on October 30, 2000

And also...there are at least 2 fetishes that I've never heard of before. Maybe they should have some sort of chart for explanations?
posted by davidgentle at 8:23 PM on October 30, 2000

there were about *4* fetishes I don't know, and I thought I was up on these things.

posted by rebeccablood at 9:14 PM on October 30, 2000

I haven't heard of several of them, but I can imagine... that is, for all of them except "Gonzo". What the hell kinda name for a fetish is that, anyway???

Here's a good link for information about the porn star AIDS epidemic (from the only comprehensive left-wing conspiracy/paranoia index on the internet: disinformation).
posted by kidsplateusa at 9:16 PM on October 30, 2000

gonzo isn't really a fetish, it's more of a genre. kind of like fake-o reality porno, or something like that.
posted by s10pen at 9:25 PM on October 30, 2000

Am I the only one who *couldn't* read the article?
posted by baylink at 7:15 AM on October 31, 2000

I couldn't get anywhere either. Seems to be a pay-per-view site. Bah.
posted by Tubes at 7:46 AM on October 31, 2000

The original USAToday article is here. I blogged the NU newspaper article (snagged from Mikewas) where he tells his own story.

The IAFD is something different. I don't think there's any connection with searchextreme.
posted by dhartung at 12:57 PM on October 31, 2000

So does anyone have any idea what "gape" means? I'm assuming it's not just photos of people gaping at stuff?
posted by davidgentle at 8:52 PM on October 31, 2000

I would imagine it's other parts of the anatomy, generally holes of one sort or another, err... gaping. Wide. That's just a guess though.
posted by cCranium at 5:59 AM on November 1, 2000

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