|Finally some nerd appreciation. ;)
||[Jun. 26th, 2008|02:02 pm]
|||||Battlestar theme going through my head||]|
The first cinema audiences in Hong Kong had to be paid to watch the films. Chinese people were frightened of the potential evil power of the 'moving spirits' on the screen in the first cinema for Chinese inhabitants, and refused to enter. For three weeks in the early days of the 'silents' the English owner hired audiences by the day, paying them for their attendance until their superstitions were shown to be without foundation. His policy paid off and by 1913 he had ten cinemas in the colony.
And Nerd porn. Oldie but goodie.