Archive for September, 2015

A world without advertising

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

For years, people begged Hulu to offer a tier of service that didn’t include advertising.  Hulu responded that it just wasn’t possible to provide one, at a price point that wouldn’t be ruinously expensive.  Then they finally did create one, and it turned out to only be $4 more per month, because, *gasp* an individual household just isn’t that valuable to an advertiser.  And so here we are, on the internet, debating the viability of websites in a world with ad-blocking, and I have to wonder if there isn’t a better way.