“Markets” in everything

by on July 29, 2008 at 7:57 am in Economics | Permalink

Playboy magazine in Braille.  (The link is safe for work, by the way.)  It is produced by…er…The Library of Congress.

Thanks to Jason Kottke for the pointer.

Anonymous July 29, 2008 at 8:03 am

Some people really do read it just for the articles.

Kolohe July 29, 2008 at 8:56 am

Apparently Meese and the boys try to do away with it back in the day.

(favorite two sentences in the link:
“The judge, Thomas F. Hogan, made his ruling in an oral decision announced from the bench. A written decision is not expected until next week, said Oral O. Miller, executive director of the American Council of the Blind, the chief plaintiff in the case.”)

David Hecht July 29, 2008 at 10:04 am

This was already being noted as an example of lunatic government expenditure 40 years ago. The fact that we’ve since had nearly 40 years to do something about it is symptomatic of how hard it is to do away with any government program, no matter how silly or trifling.

Bob Murphy July 29, 2008 at 4:01 pm

This doesn’t affect me since I am a consultant, but FYI Tyler, some people might not want ads for Erotic Furniture and Condomless Sex on their screens at the office. I.e. this link was not as safe as you had implied, in my opinion.

Roland July 30, 2008 at 4:16 am

“This was already being noted as an example of lunatic government expenditure 40 years ago. The fact that we’ve since had nearly 40 years to do something about it is symptomatic of how hard it is to do away with any government program, no matter how silly or trifling.”

So you’re the hypocritical type of libertarian that believes that “lunatic” government expenditures should be cut in the name of censoring what blind people read?

I suppose they should be satisfied with The Economist and Reader’s Digest? Maybe the fact that there was an actual blind person suing to allow the continued publication of this with the funding allotted means that there is actual demand for the material.

Jarrod Myrick July 30, 2008 at 10:46 am

Is the Daily Racing Form available in Braille?

john solanj July 30, 2008 at 7:33 pm

just goes to show what we all have known along or at least suspected. sex is 99% mental.

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