From Unseemly to Lowbrow, the Web's Real Money Is in the Gutter. No real revelation to anyone who's been online for a few years. I think people lose sight of one thing though - get rid of spam, banners and popups and you'd get porn out of everyone's face. It'd still be there, but grow up people, it's not an invention of the net and it will never go away, censor the net and something new will come along.
... the Internet's diversity, good and bad, means that people will find the information they want, as narrowly and as deeply as they care to explore it. While he, too, would like some method to control the spam that flows into his e-mailbox, he said he preferred a complex ecosystem to a monoculture as bland and regular as a suburban lawn.