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In defence of online ads: The 'net ain't free and you ain't paying

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as the AC who made the parasite comment

No, I have no connection with the advertising industry and loathe it and all its works. Indeed at best its a arguably necessary evil, and at worse it too is parasitic. One only has to look at lets do evil Google and their desire that creative people should do everything for free and only big advertising is allowed to make money.

But If I don't want to see advertising the choice is mine. I simply don't visit any advertising supported sites, and there are still plenty around, indeed I run some.

But if I want to consume the content of advertising supported sites without seeing the damn advertising that makes me a parasite. Arguably if you claim that you hate advertising, but visit sites that rely on advertising to make money then that makes you a hypocrite too.

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