After takin' a swig o' grog, cc belched out
this bit o' wisdom:
> TV ads have historically generated enough revenue. It's possible that
> online ads could reach that potential, Google makes a profit from
> online ads albeit in a different sense, but so far not many people are
> making money from ads alone. It's nice to say that news/music/movies/
> software/etc. should be provided for free, but it costs money to
> create and supply that content in the first place.
Not quite true. Create, yes. Supply? No. Software is just a copy away,
and the network is already in place for other reasons, and paid for for
The ease and cheapness of copying is what scares the crap out of commercial
outfits, and that's why the Internet is slowly being layered with ever more
Beware of a tall blond man with one black shoe.