Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Aug 2010 14:02 UTC
Internet & Networking We're still in the slow news period, so let's talk about something we discussed before: blocking advertisements on websites. Up until, well, today, I didn't block ads - not because of some ethical objection or whatever, but simply because I couldn't be bothered to setup AdBlock. Today, after taking a closer look at some of the websites I frequent, I decided to take the plunge and install AdBlock on all my machines. The following set of screenshots should pretty much explain why.
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Listen, paywalls are NOT the answer. Like it or not, ad based revenue bringing you the content you want is the best arrangement anyone has thought up yet. You do NOT get to filter out the advertising you feel like ignoring when it is that website's only means of generating income. It's theft, plain and simple. If you use adblock/script block you are a no good, filthy, scummy thief. Don't dance around it, call it what it is.

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