The hidden Net is no different than the Internet in the early 1990s. The original pioneers using the Internet were criminals and pornographers trying to figure out how to make money with it. And then came everyone else. This is the same situation we’re in now, where early adopters are exploring the hidden networks and figuring out how to make money or just exist within it.
Andrew Lewman, executive director of the Tor Project
from "Could The Road To The "Dark Web" Be The Right One?," which examines whether browsing below the corporate and governmental radar may start to lose its underworldly taboo as concerns about surveillance grow.