The Web is Free!

Abstract: This article is linked to the other December 1997 article, called Why online services will continue to be free!. The article looks at specific examples of free services, where it's rather obvious that the fact that such services are free has contributed hugely to their success.

A. Editor's comment

Originally, this article looked at specific examples of free services. Predictably, details of many such services have become outdated - the web continues to change rapidly. Therefore, the text of this article has been removed, to avoid people following obsolete links. But what remains the case is that the web is largely free and that offering free information and services is what makes the web tick.

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