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PhilipN Silver badge

Alternative business model please

Today's internet was built on the back of advertisers' dollars, yes? Was there another way? I am genuinely interested.

We all or most of us pay a monthly stipend for the bandwidth, not that much different in principle from the days of ftp, gopher, etc but would we have had all the graphical and multimedia content?

Reminds me the thinking is that porn was behind the growth of VHS.

Any advance on ads, porn ..... ?

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