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The Man Behind Online Porn's 'Steve Lightspeed'

Zonk posted more than 8 years ago | from the getting-to-know-your-neighbors dept.

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Carl Bialik from WSJ writes "'In the online pornography business, just about everybody has heard of Steve Lightspeed,' who runs a network of sites, reports the Wall Street Journal Online. 'But few in the porn world know much about Steve Jones, the 39-year-old married father of two behind the Lightspeed persona -- and that's the way he wants to keep it.' In WSJ.com's profile of Jones, tension between his job and the rest of his life is evident: 'He said he and his wife mostly socialize with others inside the porn business, in part because it avoids the awkwardness of explaining his line of work. "Most of our friends tend to be in the industry," he said. Relationships with family members can also be tricky. Mr. Jones's mother works for Lightspeed Media, handling customer service duties, but he said some relatives don't know about his work and likely wouldn't approve.'"

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246 comments

Slashdot (4, Funny)

Metabolife (961249) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121489)

'But few in the porn world know much about Steve Jones, the 39-year-old married father of two behind the Lightspeed persona -- and that's the way he wants to keep it.' I hear slashdot is a great place for a porn king to be noticed.

Re:Slashdot (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15121553)

I hear slashdot is a great place for a porn king to be noticed.

Yes, quite unlike the Wall Street Journal.

Re:Slashdot (4, Funny)

Alex P Keaton in da (882660) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122276)

I wouldn't know, I only read the Wall Steet Journal for the articles...

Re:Slashdot (4, Insightful)

Zone-MR (631588) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122007)

Combined with Google, yes.
"But few in the porn world know much about Steve Jones, the 39-year-old married father of two behind the Lightspeed persona -- and that's the way he wants to keep it".

Some relatives don't know about his work and likely wouldn't approve.

Except shortly everyone Googling for his name will know who he is and what industry he works in. Nice responsible journalism. Why not ruin someone's life so you can write an interesting article.
"A few years ago, Mr. Jones relocated his family after some neighbors learned of his profession, and forbade their children from playing with his. "It was kind of heartbreaking," Mr. Jones said. He added: "My kids have no clue what we do."

The media stooped lower than usual this time. The least they could have done was shown some slight respect for the guy and his kids, and obscured the names.

Re:Slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15122232)

Yeah, I'm sure "Steve Jones" is his real name and is uncommon enough that Googling would just pull him up ;-)

Re:Slashdot (2, Insightful)

TheLongshot (919014) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122289)

As the article says, his real name is all over the internet anyways, so this doesn't change anything.

There is no mention of his wife's or his kids' names anywhere in the article, and having a last name of "Jones" is innocuous enough.

I said, "Naughty hunks" (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15121501)

I said, "Naughty hunks"

pr0n... the $14 billion business (4, Interesting)

xtal (49134) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121505)

..nobody seems to know anything about

Re:pr0n... the $14 billion business (1)

Billosaur (927319) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121575)

..nobody seems to know anything about

But thanks to Google and other search engines, very easy to find... which makes you wonder when Google going to buy this guy out.

Re:pr0n... the $14 billion business (4, Funny)

StarvingSE (875139) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122091)

I can see it now... pr0n.google.com

beta of course

Re:pr0n... the $14 billion business (1)

grumpyman (849537) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121622)

I thought you can learn everything from watching Seymore Butts [wikipedia.org] . Uh, no?

Re:pr0n... the $14 billion business (1)

Bryansix (761547) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121824)

Except for maybe the hundreds of thousands of people who tell thier wives that they are going to the CES show in Las Vegas every year.

Wall Street Journal (4, Funny)

geeber (520231) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121513)

Cool. The Wall Street Journal is submitting their own articles to Slashdot now. Nothing like a little free advertising.

Re:Wall Street Journal (1)

forgotten_my_nick (802929) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121533)

Yea what is up with that? It is almost as bad as that guy who would post his own blog which linked off to the actual stories just so he could get ad revenue.

Re:Wall Street Journal (1)

geeber (520231) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121571)

Yea what is up with that? It is almost as bad as that guy who would post his own blog which linked off to the actual stories just so he could get ad revenue.

Of course they could just think that, for some reason, the Slashdot community would be interested in pr0n.

Re:Wall Street Journal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15121674)

no! that can't be it.

Re:Wall Street Journal (1)

Bromskloss (750445) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121698)

It is almost as bad as that guy who would post his own blog which linked off to the actual stories just so he could get ad revenue.
Or editors accepting the submission...

Check out Novell's site. (1)

khasim (1285) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121645)

Cool. The Wall Street Journal is submitting their own articles to Slashdot now. Nothing like a little free advertising.
Look at this page. http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tip/17134.html [novell.com]

Hey, they make it easy for you to submit it to digg and slashdot. And those links seem to be part of their page template. Could be a wave of the future. Provide links from your material so people can easily submit it to other websites as "news".

Now, if there was some way to submit slashdot stories to Novell ...

This being slashdot... (5, Insightful)

thepotoo (829391) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121649)

...this is something that a lot of us are interested in.

I have no problem with WSJ submitting one or two articles that we might like now and again, but if it happens more than a couple of times, I'll start getting really worried.
Bottom line: The occasional submission; OK, regular submissions; they're using us.

Re:This being slashdot... (5, Insightful)

kevin_conaway (585204) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121805)

"Carl Bialik" from the WSJ has had dozens of stories accepted. Who cares? His summaries are usually concise and accurate and the linked articles are informative as well.

I have no problem with him or the WSJ submitting articles to Slashdot

Re:This being slashdot... (3, Insightful)

conJunk (779958) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122037)

"Carl Bialik" from the WSJ has had dozens of stories accepted. Who cares? His summaries are usually concise and accurate and the linked articles are informative as well. I have no problem with him or the WSJ submitting articles to Slashdot

amen. especially since they are honestly attribute. not beatlesbeatles shennanigans here, he says who he is upfront, it's all on the up and up, and the articles are usually of interest.

Re:This being slashdot... (1)

heinousjay (683506) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121987)

Using 'us' for what? Is it the irrational hatred of corporations, indeed all business? Or maybe they're dying to tap into piracy promotion.

Re:This being slashdot... (0, Offtopic)

thepotoo (829391) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122182)

see the big subscribe now button on the top right corner of the page? What about the ads some of us are bound to click on? (TOSHIBA: Copy Fax Print at the bottom of the page)

He probably makes money off this, and that's not something I like.

Re:This being slashdot... (1)

jargoone (166102) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122219)

WSJ submitting stories is something that makes you "really worried"? Wow. You must have a pretty low-stress life. What's your secret?

Re:This being slashdot... (1)

eaglej (552473) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122226)

Who cares how many posts they submit? If too many are actually approved, then we have a problem with the mods, not with the WSJ.

Carl Bialik's Revenge (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15121661)

Cool. The Wall Street Journal is submitting their own articles to Slashdot now. Nothing like a little free advertising.
No, as it turns out, Steve cut Carl from the p0rn after Carl's credit card was maxed out. Carl decided to oust him via an exposé and was just looking for a quick distribution of information method (the slashdot effect).

Re:Wall Street Journal (2, Insightful)

Mach5 (3371) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121664)

Slashdot doesn't have to publish the story if they don't want to. The article is interesting, and relevant to the site. If it came from Joe Whogivesafuck, or the author, who cares? What real difference does it make?

Re:Wall Street Journal (2, Funny)

From A Far Away Land (930780) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121964)

The little guy needs to get noticed somehow. Once the Washington Post starts getting their stories on here, that's when to get worried though.

If this is the guy from Lightspeed University.... (1)

HaloZero (610207) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121519)

...which it'd be hard to assume it isn't, then sir, I owe you a drink.

Re:If this is the guy from Lightspeed University.. (1)

BlueCup (753410) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121537)

Indeed. This man is a hero.

Re:If this is the guy from Lightspeed University.. (1)

bigman2003 (671309) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121860)

Lightspeed manages to find the right girls. Not always the hottest, but the ones you might really want to be with.

And if you've ever watched the Tawny Stone videos...that girl is a clown, and a freak. Not a bad combo.

Re:If this is the guy from Lightspeed University.. (1)

parasonic (699907) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121873)

How the summary is written...

Steve Jones, the 39-year-old married father of two behind the Lightspeed persona

...before I started reading the comments, I thought that this guy sent his two girls to work in his business.....or two boys (!?!?)

Only worthwhile part of this "news" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15122051)

The best part of this article is easily this quote from Mr. Jones, "'I drive an old, beat-up minivan.'" He sounds very respectable and trustworthy.

Re:If this is the guy from Lightspeed University.. (2, Funny)

dr_dank (472072) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122138)

which it'd be hard to assume it isn't, then sir, I owe you a drink.

You don't owe him anything. If anything, he owes you a few boxes of tissues.

P0rn News (4, Funny)

run4ever79 (949047) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121524)

now there's some news for nerds.

Obligatory Futurama-quote (4, Funny)

October_30th (531777) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121528)

"Lightspeed fits today's active life style, whether you're on the job or having fun. Lightspeed Briefs - style and comfort for the discriminating crotch."

I can just imagine... (3, Funny)

pedalman (958492) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121534)

What it is like for the kids when asked to tell the class what Daddy does for a living:

"Uhh, he brings much joy to Slashdotters around the world."

Re:I can just imagine... (1)

oahazmatt (868057) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122184)

I'm just worried about "Bring your child to work day".

This is news? (4, Insightful)

TheLinuxSRC (683475) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121547)

I am unsure as to why this is news. Subject X works in the Y industry, an industry not looked upon with great respect by a majority of the public. Because of this X does not want his family to know he works in the Y industry and generally associates with people from the Y industry so as to avoid embarassment due to his profession.

Re:This is news? (5, Funny)

eln (21727) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121657)

Yah, I don't want my family to know I work with computers either. In order to avoid the embarrasment, I tell them I'm a piano player at a brothel.

Re:This is news? Oh really? (1)

borkus (179118) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121662)

I read the article and had the same "meh" reaction as well. There's really nothing about porn as a business - I assume there is some actual reason for entertaining lavishly at one of these conventions. The article makes a brief mention of business connections, but doesn't really go into how they work.

Porn jokes aside, I'm kind of interested in how that business actually works. Does Jones generate all of his own content? Does he license content from other providers? How does he handle distribution of physical inventory? How do contracts with stars work? How does he deal with credit card fraud? There actually could be a business story behind this. WSJ just decided to say that porn is naughty and pornographers have to live in secrecy. Ho-hum.

Re:This is news? Oh really? (1)

whimmel (189969) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122172)

There are several resources you can use to answer some or all of your questions. avn.com and ynotmasters.com among them.

Re:This is news? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15121762)

You must be new here.

Re:This is news? (1)

pizzaman100 (588500) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121907)

What about his wife? The article doesn't say much other than she runs the company books.

I don't know about most others, but it would not be a happy conversation for me if I told the MRS. that I was 'an avid viewer of porn', and wanted to start photo-shooting models and making a career out of it.

This is a comment? (1)

dema (103780) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122183)

I am unsure as to why this is a comment. User X remarks about Slashdot story Y, an blog not looked upon with great respect by a majority of the public. Because of this X does not want his family to know he remarks about Y blog and generally associates with people from the Y blog so as to avoid embarassment due to his profession.

Click here (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15121551)

You know you want google to always remember you searched for Tawnee Stone [google.com] . How old is she now, like, 25?

Re:Click here (3, Interesting)

DancesWithBlowTorch (809750) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122262)

You know, I love how, following your link, Google tells me
Results 1-20 of about 299 for tawnee stone (0.15 seconds)
Then, I see this little blue link at the top. "Moderate Safe Search is on". So I switch it off. Ergo:
Results 1-20 of about 32,500 for tawnee stone (0.06 seconds)
Maybe I should try that trick with my own name once in a while...

Slashdot can keep a secret! (4, Funny)

suv4x4 (956391) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121563)

"But few in the porn world know much about Steve Jones, the 39-year-old married father of two behind the Lightspeed persona -- and that's the way he wants to keep it."

Have no worries, your secrets are safe with us.

Re:Slashdot can keep a secret! (1)

DeadCatX2 (950953) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121727)

What information do you really have? Steve Jones. Fairly generic American names. My wager is, if you were really that interested, you could narrow it down to a few people. But there has to be more than one guy with such a generic name who is 39 years old and married with two kids. Knowing the /. crowd, though, someone's going to go googling, find this guy's home address and telephone number, and post it in a comment. It might end up that those aren't even his real names, and just a pseudonym. Such is the price of infamy.

Re:Slashdot can keep a secret! (1)

CranberryKing (776846) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121847)

NEWSFLASH: "We've just discovered that publishing a story about the private life of [VICTEM] will ruin their life. Interestingly [VICTEM] is trying to avoid such attention and having their life ruined. We'll bring more details as the story develops. Our helicopters are now outside [VICTEM]'s home." Thank God for the press to keep us all informed about the news that matters.

Re:Slashdot can keep a secret! (1)

Widowwolf (779548) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122139)

I hate grammer nazi's, but come on people really easy to type up your comments in Word or notepad or document maker of your choice, do a spelling check at least and then paste them into The Slash. Victim is spelled wrong every time..Use a little common sense

Re:Slashdot can keep a secret! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15122239)

"Grammer nazi's"? In just two words you've made three mistakes (grammar is mispelled and Nazis should be capitalized and have no apostrophe). Perhaps you should take your own advice. No comment on the other mistakes.

Obligatory Airplane! quote (1)

dr_dank (472072) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122181)

Ted Striker: My orders came through. My squadron ships out tomorrow. We're bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We're coming in from the north, below their radar.
Elaine Dickinson: When will you be back?
Ted Striker: I can't tell you that. It's classified.

Well, I have to say ... (2, Funny)

ScrewMaster (602015) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121565)

... but he said some relatives don't know about his work ...

They do now.

Why? (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15121569)

I'm not at all clear why this is a story for Slashdot.

Having an successful Internet business doesn't make an interesting in and of itself.

Is this supposed to make those of us not in the porn business feel grateful that we don't have his problems?

Re:Why? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15121761)

Is this supposed to make those of us not in the porn business feel grateful that we don't have his problems?

Yeah, that poor bastard. Thank God I don't have to only socialize with porn stars and other people in the adult industry. What a drag that would be!

Oh, crap. I forgot to turn off my sarcasm detector before typing this post, and it just blew up.

WTF? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15121570)

Steve Jones, the 39-year-old married father of two behind the Lightspeed persona -- and that's the way he wants to keep it

So now they did told us his real name... well here is my piece of mind:

I really envy Steve Jones for having that cool job!

There.. Wallstreet.. no go and whinge somewhere else... Maybe on some christian board or such... BTW.. aren't christians those who makes holes into their condoms?

Re:WTF? (3, Insightful)

utlemming (654269) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121770)

Why? I wouldn't want his job or any job like it. The guy has a job that carries social stigmas. FTA, he said that he had to move his family when peopel found out about his job, and he generally only associates with people that are in the business. Sure he may get to look at porn, but when he has practically isolated himself and his family from the real world is it really worth it? In fact his daughters have no clue what their Dad does. Why on earth would you want to work in an industry that carries such a cost? Sure he may be financially secure, but sometimes the costs of wealth are too much.

The other thing that really made me wonder is that Mr. Jones shields his daughters from his business. It makes me wonder why he shields them? What exactly does that mean?

Re:WTF? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15121886)

Why on earth would you want to work in an industry that carries such a cost?

Because I, seriously, like hookers better than the opinions of strangers.

On the contrary... (1)

TheNoxx (412624) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121893)

I think you have vastly overestimated the worth of living in the "real world" (which I believe we are defining as average folk, so most slashdotters said adieu to that part of society many times over). I can't imagine a single interesting person I know that would stigmatize someone for working in the pornography business. Now, I'm aquainted with a hundred or so uninteresting, uninspired (but generally nice, if not misguided) folk that would ostracize such a fellow; but in all honesty, if I had some attribute that culled the time spent with people I'm just not impressed or interested in I would call it a blessing. There are, of course, a few exceptions... but nothing a good heart and personality wouldn't fix.

Re:WTF? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15121954)

Why? I wouldn't want his job or any job like it.

For the money, obviously!
You should be happy that someone is willing to provide the porn that you regularly jerk off to.

I used to like computers... (1)

zen611 (903428) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121972)

'till I had to look at them all day...

Re:WTF? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15121978)

It means that porn, while an acceptable entertainment for adults, is not something you expose your nine year old daughter to. That's all.

Re:WTF? (2, Insightful)

skintigh2 (456496) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122094)

I wouldn't want his job for even more basic reasons than that:
He works 12 hour days
7 days a week
travels often
and isn't even rich.

I also hear about young lawyers and doctors making well over 6 figures but I'm not jealous of them, either, because when you divide their salary by the 100 hours a week they work I'm making a lot more than them AND I have time to enjoy it.

But back to the other guy, it would be nice to be surrounded by nude models all the time...

Re:WTF? (4, Insightful)

smooth wombat (796938) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122281)

But back to the other guy, it would be nice to be surrounded by nude models all the time...

Yeah, you'd think so but really, after a while they all blend together and the enjoyment ceases.

I'm saying this not as someone who works in the industry but rather from every story I've ever read written about people in the industry (the adult industry as a whole, not just online). To a one they all say the same thing: it's just a job.

Sure, looking at cute/hot girls seems like it would be great. They come in and you get look them up and down without fear of them calling the cops on you. But you're not looking at them and imagining all the lascivious things you could do with them (well, maybe a little) but rather, do they have the look? How do they react in front of the camera? Can they follow directions? Anything about their body that might turn people off (big feet, hairy butt, etc).

When I was getting my photography degree we were required to do sketches of nude models. Both male and female. I can assure you that when the model is on the stand you're not thinking, "Whoa! She's hot. Wonder if I can take her out to dinner or something else, hint, hint, wink, wink". Rather, you're thinking, "Holy shit, how am I supposed to draw her elbow in that position?", "Dammit! Why can't I get that shadow around her hip right?", "It would be nice if I didn't have to see her fingers in profile" Repeat for every session you drew a nude model.

For the record, in case you were wondering about getting a programming job for an adult website, check my journal for a lengthy article about what the reality is like. You may have to go back a bit to find it. It's called, 'Getting a tech job in the adult industry'. It was never accepted which is why it's in my journal. After all, why would the editors accept a story about programming and porn.

Lightspeed (3, Funny)

CheeseTroll (696413) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121572)

...the name "lightspeed" came from an alias Mr. Jones adopted in computer chat rooms in the early 1990s.

Excellent! I'm all set to follow in his footsteps!

Re:Lightspeed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15121659)

Sorry, but CheeseTroll University doesn't sound anywhere near as impressive.

hahaha (2, Funny)

YourM0m (968051) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121587)

"Mr. Jones's mother works for Lightspeed Media, handling customer service duties..." I'm sorry but that just makes me LOL!

Naive parents. (5, Funny)

Funkcikle (630170) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121595)

"My kids have no clue what we do."

Yeah right. And Steve Ballmer's children have never touched an iPod or used Google.

They'll have an idea something is not quite right. Moving house because the neighbours won't let you play with their kids? Not at all suspicious.

Keep up the good work though, Superdad! Shame you can't get that bumper sticker "Your AP kid gets DP'd by my kids".

Mod parent up! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15121656)

Shame you can't get that bumper sticker "Your AP kid gets DP'd by my kids".

That got a guffaw out of me. I'm sorry I used up all my mod points in the Vista Aero piracy thread.

I am so, so sorry... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15121888)

Your AP kid gets DP'd by my kids
...but I don't know what that means! :-( "AP"? "DP"? Tell me.

Re:I am so, so sorry... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15121983)

AP = Advanced Placement
DP = Double Penetration

Re:I am so, so sorry... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15121989)

AP = Advanced Placement (a college track in high school)
DP = Double Penetration

Re:Naive parents. (1)

shredthrashgrind (960700) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121968)

wait until one day they simply GOOGLE their dad's name. Oh boy

Worthless... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15121652)

What a complete waste of space - this 'news' is ... and bogus too. Why else would someone who is trying to keep their 'illicit' job a secret - let the Wall Street Journal cover it?

Idiotic.

I just love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning (3, Insightful)

erbmjw (903229) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121658)

From the tail end of the article
As his children get closer to adulthood, he said, he'll explain what their parents do. "I wouldn't mind if my kids get involved in this business," he said. Then he added: "Behind the scenes."

Re:I just love the smell of hypocrisy in the morni (2, Insightful)

IflyRC (956454) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121738)

Great, exploit other people's family members, just not his. Personally, if I was working in something that I was ashamed to tell my family members about I think I'd rather be digging ditches.

Re:I just love the smell of hypocrisy in the morni (1)

Bromskloss (750445) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121798)

Personally, if I was working in something that I was ashamed to tell my family members about I think I'd rather be digging ditches.
I do dig ditches, but I'm far to ashamed to tell my family.

Re:I just love the smell of hypocrisy in the morni (1)

LWATCDR (28044) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121957)

No differnt than people that look at porn. Would you like it if it was you daughter, mother, sister, wife, or girlfriend in that picture or movie?
If the answer to any of those is no then join club Lightspeed.

Re:I just love the smell of hypocrisy in the morni (4, Informative)

hackstraw (262471) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121981)

As his children get closer to adulthood, he said, he'll explain what their parents do. "I wouldn't mind if my kids get involved in this business," he said. Then he added: "Behind the scenes."

These statements are in no way contradictory or hypocritical. Steve is behind the scenes, and is recommending the same to his children.

There may be more to Steve Lightspeed than I know, but I've seen some of his work and it was primarily very young and young looking girls doing naked dances and/or heavy petting with another similar girl. Jordan Capri was/is his star model, and she is extremely cute. AFAIK, there is no guy/girl stuff or hardcore, just cuties being cute.

In my eye, its not even porn. But there is no clear definition of porn at this time.

Re:I just love the smell of hypocrisy in the morni (2, Funny)

tgd (2822) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122295)

In my eye, its not even porn. But there is no clear definition of porn at this time.

Yeah, if you don't start with a horse, a midget, a tub of lard and a big blue tarp it hardly qualifies.

Re:I just love the smell of hypocrisy in the morni (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15122004)

I thought the same at first, too. Then I realized, this is no different than what any other parent would say.

We all love the garbage men as well, who come and pick up our trash and thus keep our properties from becoming landfills. Yet, nobody really wants their kid to become a garbage man. ;) I'm sure even most garbage men would prefer their kids go off to college and become doctors/et cetera.

Re:I just love the smell of hypocrisy in the morni (1)

Panaflex (13191) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122154)

Never seen a "garbage collector" salary report, have you? You'd be surprised I think - they make nothing starting out but eventually they get paid pretty well. Better than a lot of jobs out there, and usually with very good insurance.

And yes, I actually do know a couple of people that "always wanted" to be garbage men.

An article about his business model would better (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15121696)

Anyone have any more interesting information about the guy, the business, or his business model? For example - how much he pays x model for a photoshoot, how much he profits, etc etc etc

That would be far better reading than this article.

Does Lightspeed university have a masters program? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15121713)

Work will reimburse my MBA classes, and $30/month seems like a great deal on tuition either way! Hope I can keep my grades up!

Who? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15121714)

As an ardent [hetero] consumer of Internet pr0n, I have to ask, "why should I care about male porn stars?"

obligitory Family Guy quote (1)

FudRucker (866063) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121775)

gigitty gigitty gigitty - Quagmire

Re:obligitory Family Guy quote (1)

FudRucker (866063) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121812)

Quagmire's mom: (shouting off-screen): Glenn, would you feed mittens? Quagmire: Mittens has food in his bowl! Quagmires' mom: That's old food! (cat meows) Quagmire: Mittens, shut up! Mittens shut up! Quagmire's Mom: Don't you talk to Mittens that way. Mittens is a member of this family. Quagmire: Mom if you want this three-way to happen, you're gonna have to change your tone.

Re:obligitory Family Guy quote (1)

the_humeister (922869) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121832)

Actually, it goes something like this:

Quagmire: Giggity giggitty, let's have sex!
Random guy: Who else but Quagmire?

Question. (1)

grumpyman (849537) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121776)

One thing I wanna know about the industry is the background of the personnel, and how they came up with all those catchy movie names. Explicit yet subtle: "Mission to Uranus" or "Bottom Feeders"

Here's a photo of the dude (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15121809)

Steve Lightspeed [stevelightspeed.com] - He seems to enjoy his job.

LINK NOT WORK SAFE!!! (1)

jrf83317 (622072) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122136)

NOT WORK SAFE

What's wring with porn, really? (2, Insightful)

Kunt (755109) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121827)

I don't see anything morally wrong with it, as long as it is done by consenting adults. It's entertainment.

I can just imagine the kids' conversations... (5, Funny)

cliveholloway (132299) | more than 8 years ago | (#15121835)

...when they become teenagers.

Joe Ordinary: "I found my dad's secret porn stash - four copies of Hustler!".

Lightspeed Jr: "*cough*, well..."

I have a feeling they'll be very popular at High School :)

Re:I can just imagine the kids' conversations... (1)

rehtonAesoohC (954490) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122000)

Uhh...

He has daughters...

Re:I can just imagine the kids' conversations... (2)

cliveholloway (132299) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122102)

Girls can like porn too. Sexist!

Re:I can just imagine the kids' conversations... (2, Funny)

rehtonAesoohC (954490) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122160)

(Laugh out loud)

And in this case, they would really be popular in their high school.

Daughter: "Check out the rack on this one!"
Horny Boy: Eyes bulging "Uhh... what?!"

Family values (4, Insightful)

mariox19 (632969) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122070)

Mr. Jones said he has been particularly worried about shielding his children. The Joneses installed software to block illicit content on both of their kids' PCs, and Mr. Jones has password-protected his and his wife's computers.

And it's as simple as that, even if you yourself are in the porn business. If only more parents would take the time to do this, we wouldn't suffer the spectacle of holier-than-thou types demanding that the government step in and place the entire Internet under a giant, child-proof cap.

internet policy (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15122141)

I wonder if you work for Lightspeed Media Corp, do you get in trouble if porn is NOT found on your PC?

Misleading title? (1)

eck011219 (851729) | more than 8 years ago | (#15122192)

"The man behind Online Pr0n's Steve Lightspeed" seemed to indicate the story would not be about him, but about some other dude.
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