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The End of Free

Here's a pretty old legacy post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 23 years ago, in 2001, on the World Wide Web.

The End of Free is a weblog chronicling the dying of free/ad-supported content and the transition to fee services "and beyond." (Here’s hoping that the beyond includes a good micropayment scheme in the very near future, because if it keeps going the way of subscription services, the prospects are grim.

For further reading:

  • GT 10/5/2001 Salon makes itself more useless to web readers
  • GT 6/9/2001 Feed and Suck go under
  • GT 3/23/2001 Salon announces death of free content on the web with the introduction of their for-pay premium service

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