FauxPolitik

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Here in the Bible Belt: The Charlotte porn industry happens to be thriving, in case you were worrried.
Charlotte is known for religious fervor, NASCAR and banking. But what some
may not know is that the Queen City is also home to the largest distributor of
mobile porn and all of those video iPods sold this holiday are creating an
explosion in the porn industry.

Fourteen million video iPods were sold in
the first two months of their holiday release. A couple of days after they
took the market by storm some users started loading them up with
pornography. A Charlotte company called Xobile corners the market on
providing it. The traffic on their site just for iPod content was eight
million hits, which ultimately brought their server down and illustrated just
how big the latest porn boom is.


Needless to say, there are plenty of people in town who are a tad miffed by this company's presence in good ol' Charlotte. Me, I say there are just some jobs I don't want going overseas, free trade be damned. Tax breaks are the least we should do; maybe a parade in their honor.

Seriously, this company is a bunch of computer geeks who figured out early on the one thing that was sure to make money on the internet, and they've been very successful. The pay their taxes, create jobs and are doing nothing that wouldn't get done anyway, just in a different city/state. As the article goes on to state, they don't produce anything, just code it and sell it, though my feeling wouldn't be any different if they were shooting it next door to City Hall or a Baptist Church. Legal is legal, folks, your delicate sensibilities notwithstanding.

Full Disclosure: I have several friends, though not close ones, who work for Xobile's parent company, AEBN, Inc. And by not close I mean, no, I can't get free porn for myself or any of you.

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