The End of Free Lunch - Again

> “IN RECENT years, consumers have become used to feasting on online freebies of all sorts: news, share quotes, music, e-mail and even speedy internet access. These days, however, dotcoms are not making news with yet more free offerings, but with lay-offs—and with announcements that they are to start charging for their services.” The Economist, April 2001 from [The end of the free lunch—again](http://www.economist.com/opinion/displaystory.cfm?story_id=13326158), The Economist, March 2009