Once upon a time everything on the Internet was free

… and everything was good.

Then people needed to make money to stay in business. Advertising littered every site, and everything was pretty good.

Then people stopped responding to the advertising, so the companies either left or started to charge, and everything was okay.

Then people stopped buying the inferior products, the companies left, and everything started to work right for a change.


Preserved comments:

  • 4/25/2003 10:41 PM by anonymous: Wouldn’t that be nice? I hate pop ups
  • 4/26/2003 12:45 PM by AlanaNightingale: i hate them with the fires of a thousand suns

Once upon a time everything on the Internet was free, and everything was good.


Then people needed to make money to stay in business. Advertising littered every site, and everything was pretty good.


Then people stopped responding to the advertising, so the companies either left or started to charge, and everything was okay.


Then people stopped buying the inferior products, the companies left, and everything started to work right for a change.