The web’s original sin

The past few weeks have had a running theme of ad blockers and how we can continue to deliver great content freely. This week PPK weighs in as one of the individuals that has probably been producing free content for one of the longest times. While he doesn’t claim to have the perfect answer he raises a lot of excellent questions and thoughts on how we’ve grown to expect content on the web to be always free.

I’m seriously questioning the idea that all content on the web ought to be free. I think it’s an essentially accidental initial state of the web that quietly became the default. By now, consumers (also of web development blogs) feel they have a right to to free content, and producers (including me) do nothing to disabuse them of that notion.

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