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

Charles 9 Silver badge

"...and as someone mentioned before, once a person sees how nice the web is with an adblocker, there's no going back."

Until they makes things miserable for people WITH ad blockers. Like the Mafia. Make an offer you can't refuse (You wanna play? Let us in or no dice, and our content is exclusive) and watch them come crawling back like the drug-addled losers they really are.

They can't go back without ticking off the higher-ups, so the only alternative is to Wall the Internet and see if people start going, "Stop the Internet! I want to get off!" In which case, it's just back to the billboards, product placements on TV, junk mail, and cold calls from outside jurisdictions...

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