Maybe you should watch it again. Forward the video to 2:54, where it narrates the following quotation:
During the lifetime of the patent, its disclosure may inspire other inventions.
As the quote is read, it shows an Appe II, then a Macbook. Immediately afterwards, it shows an iPad and an iPhone.
Technology isn't always moving forward in the field of cleaning-shit-up.
IT technology isn't always moving forward. Occasionally, it just moves sideways, or it even moves backwards. This is largely due to how immature IT is as a discipline, which is ironically because IT workers are disposable.
Also, why in God's Green Earth are we talking about regressing to the 1920s? When did we give up on progress? When did poverty become an acceptable condition?
It became acceptable (to those making the statement) around the time it became obvious that you cannot concentrate the wealth of the world much more than it already is without placing most of the population into poverty.
I'll take a correct comment over no comment any day.
The comment I am reading is still valid and accurate.
Despite the prior news story about a guy getting off for upskirt photos, this law seems like a solution looking for a problem. Has upskirt photography been such a large problem in Massachusetts that a law was required?
I would have thought basic social pressures and shaming (lets admit - people doing this *are* particularly creepy) would do a better job at limiting the number of offenders, and the rest would do it anyways.
With a law on the books, particularly one with the possibility for felony charges, I wonder how many times we are going to read about misapplication of the law. Do you technically run afoul of the law anytime you take a photo where a woman in a skirt is elevated from your current location, such as a place with an elevated walkway? Do you risk arrest for taking a picture in a location with an escalator or glass-walled elevator like many shopping malls? even if you are close to neither one?