Ah the good old days, Yahoo, was king of the search engines and much of its content including classified
ads and so on were free.
Newspapers allowed you to read their paper for free, this was good, since if you might be moving there
or setting up a branch of your company there you could peruse the classifieds to find an apartment
or office/shop. Forget that, today ya’ll gotta subscribe , even then content is sparse.
Such utilities as WeatherBug were completely free and didn’t contain adware , malware . Today
WeatherBug is still free, but you have to wade through a mud pit of ads, or subscribe to their paid
Doesn’t anyone do anything just for the common good? Rather than the common good of their wallets?
Thank goodness, there is the Hazzard County Knytes and of course, both HazzardAyre Radio and
HazzardAyre Gazzette. We as a group, have never charged a penny for anyone to look us over and read
content. Not ever. It’s the reason we exist and our core mission, to watch out for the little guys and
gals. The small business’s to make sure their not getting ripped off or overcharged. It’s what we call, Fighting
the System, and quite frankly in many areas of our nation in fact our entire nation the system is not only
broke its been defiled to an evil that few are willing to battle against, but we stay at it, because we
know with some serious Hazzard County Enginuity the system can be repaired as well as our nation.
How do we do this? If there’s something that is not meeting the needs of a community we step in and
fire up one of our own, beit a radio station or newspaper. We listen to experts like Beth Anne of CSC Talk Radio
which you can hear on HazzardAyre Radio weekdays at 08:00 hours(8:00AM) . We’re not afraid of digging
things up, even if we do get our hands dirty.
Onto the freebees.
Expect in a few years, things you take for granted, like Facebook, Yahoo, Hotmail, and sadly I predict
even Gmail, will be a for subscription to use, in essence ya’ll will have to pay a fee to check your email
or use Facebook.
I don’t think there will be a great exodus of the use of either of these services or the web, but just like
free TV was, you’ll have to pay to use or watch them.
Finally, on TV , I’m taking my cable converter into AllWest in the morning. Oh I’m keeping the Internet
thing and the phone service going, but if the only way to watch cable TV is to go out and buy a new
TV because AllWest doesn’t have any more converter boxes, why bother? Just buy a cheap VCR, buy
Dish Network, and watch TV.
Even with your old TV.