The three were not necessarily mutually exclusive. But it is actually the internet service providers, not road users, who are likely to gain most from Huberman's work. Bernardo Huberman, a web traffic researcher at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Centre, presented his latest results to delegates at a highway traffic conference in Stuttgart this week. Sex basically saying hello and that I could be reached through my fanclub address. Overloaded servers, difficulties with video streaming technology, credit card processing - all the problems that web businesses struggle with today were handled in short order by the adult webmasters. Patterns of web-surfing have many parallels with highway traffic, Huberman says.
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One of those early entre- preneurs was Danni Ashe.
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The porn pioneers
But what few people care to recognise, at least not publicly, is that most of these business models and indeed the technologies fueling the new economy were discovered and perfected by the first "first-movers" of them all, the online smut vendors. Huberman does have something to offer consumers: a scheme to hide their intentions from unscrupulous retailers. Patterns of web-surfing have many parallels with highway traffic, Huberman says.