Linked by David Adams on Fri 19th Mar 2010 21:07 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Online advertising has been a hot topic for the past week or so, with Ars Technica trying out an interesting, somewhat desperate experiment wherein they blocked access to their content for people using Adblock. Of course, if this were to become some kind of movement among publishers, it would probably just spark a technological cat-and-mouse game that would surely be reminiscent of DRM cracking or iPhone jailbreaking. But in their post-mortem, Ars states that it was a worthwhile awareness campaign, and I hope that's true. But I thought it would be a good idea to try to bring the collective OSNews brainpower together and crowdsource the idea of how to raise money for a web site in an age where advertising is increasingly un-viable.
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Subversive point of view
by alec on Sat 20th Mar 2010 16:06 UTC
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The comments are pretty sad, although nothing new. Most people today are so brainwashed that they consider the never-ending stream of excrement poured down on them as something entirely normal or legitimate, if not outright enjoyable. The "progressive" opinion concedes that it's OK to be urinated upon as long as the shit is not too smelly.

Consider me a commie, but I don't own a TV and don't patronize web sites that serve ads. I can look at a link or go for an occasional foray into sites like OSNews, but by and large, all of these are ipso facto tainted. I gladly support the sites that are principled. In Europe I've met plenty of similar-minded people, but here in US, admission of not owning a TV set would only result in one being denounced to the Un-American Activities Committee, or whatever it's called these days. And come to think of it - for a good reason.


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