64: OK Computer

"First called 'teledildonics' in the 1980s by Ted Nelson (the same man who coined the term Hypertext), the field of electronically-enhanced cybersex has more or less exploded in recent years. Encouraged by websites like Slashdong, outspoken columnists like Regina Lynn, online communities like Second Life and a number of singles-oriented web-based dating services (many of which offer 'have sex toy' as a profile checkbox), more and more people are trying (or perhaps admitting to trying) teledildos. To cover every available device would require more space than we have here. So I've narrowed it down to the most stimulating of the bunch, and invited a few of my colleagues to help me get a grip on the subject."

OK Computer

Vivid's thrust to penetrate the market was blocked....
...teledildonics were long overdue.

Clever.

JACK: Tyler, you are by far, the most interesting single-serving friend I've ever met.

Tyler stares Jack. Jack, enjoying his own chance to be witty, leans closer to Tyler.

JACK: See, obviously everything on a plane is single-serving, even--

TYLER: Oh, I get it. It's very clever.

JACK: Thank you.

TYLER: How's that working out for you?

JACK: What?

TYLER: Being clever.

JACK: Great.

TYLER: Keep it up then. Right up.

Tyler stands, looks toward the aisle.

TYLER: Now a question of etiquette: As I pass, do I give you the ass or the crotch?

;)

DrRosenRosen, commenting on Fletch's article, about being clever ... the irony is rich.

The simple fact is until they can make a product that actually works really well for men, no internet sex toy will ever hit the mainstream, because it is men that are the ones seeking a sexual experience online. Women have the rabbit and the pocket rocket and what do men have? Sure there are toys designed for men, but they are no better than the old tried and true low tech methods we've been employing since the dawn of time. Where's our mastabatory holy grail? Personally I don't think we can overcome the anatomical, material, and engineering constraints of mechanically pleasuring the male organ. However, I do know this...If you build it they will come. How's that for a pun?

Andraste, didn't you see the ';)'?

;)

laf! Could I borrow your towel for a sec? My car just hit a water buffalo.

Seriously though, I've always operated under the assumption that mostly caucasian men are interested in items such as those mentioned in the article. The interviewees all seemed to speak as though a proportional number of males and females utilized the toys specifically in the context of online singles' services. I'm curious about the demographics of the buyers of these products. Can they be nicely compartmentalized into my stereotypical assumptions or would I be surprised about who exactly partakes of the 'teledildos'?

DrRosenRosen:
Andraste, didn't you see the ';)'?

;)

Wasn't trying to be mean, I actually thought it very funny.

DrRosenRosen:
I'm curious about the demographics of the buyers of these products. Can they be nicely compartmentalized into my stereotypical assumptions or would I be surprised about who exactly partakes of the 'teledildos'?

I think you would be surprised.

I love the way you put pictures of the wii-mote in there without actually mentioning it in the article. very subtle. :)

Goofonian:
I love the way you put pictures of the wii-mote in there without actually mentioning it in the article. very subtle. :)

I think someone really wants to see a Rez-like game for the Wii.. (not his fault that the nunchuck seems a most suitible successor to the Rez device though)

But I'm trying to figure out the significance of the Bommerang controller.. what is it supposed to represent?

Andraste:

DrRosenRosen:
Andraste, didn't you see the ';)'?

;)

Wasn't trying to be mean, I actually thought it very funny.

I know. I was kidding back. :D I also liked the Wii controller images.

DrRosenRosen:
I'm curious about the demographics of the buyers of these products. Can they be nicely compartmentalized into my stereotypical assumptions or would I be surprised about who exactly partakes of the 'teledildos'?

I think you would be surprised.

I guess I would be, but I'd rather not attend the party!

 

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