It's time for my annual defense of our coverage of the business of pornography.
This is the time of year, you see, when the adult entertainment world holds its annual convention and awards show in Las Vegas. We cover the show and put together a package of stories detailing how the business has fared lately and what kind of changes it is facing.
Adult entertainment is a $14 billion industry. It also lies at the center of a lot of societal debate and technological innovation. That merits our coverage, despite the taboo nature of the subject matter. It's an argument I've made again and again.
Admittedly some industries are more taboo than others. But ignoring them doesn't make them any better or any worse. It just makes them less understood.