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Friday, August 14, 2009

Free is never free

This just in, you get what you pay for. I was just reading up on the latest case of free not being free with Digsby IM installing software that uses your system resources when idle. Digsby defended this by saying the software was free but just because something doesn’t cost any money up front doesn’t mean it is free. The disk space that the extra software is taking up costs money. The electricity and network connection costs money and the time it will take your brother, cousin or other random familial IT person to clean off your computer so that it doesn’t run slow after all of the free software you have installed isn’t free. Just remember, nothing is free.

posted by holliday at 9:19 am  

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