Why sell ads when you can sell goods?
Enrique Dans
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Good stuff Enrique. We are building a platform network for autonomous vehicles and mobile IoT, and the most frequent suggestion for generating revenue is advertising. “Sure, we can make a lot of money in advertising,” I tell people, “OR, we could just sell stuff that people actually want.”

Isn’t it weird that people consider it harder to produce their own value, than to identify, price, and match potential value provided by someone else? Isn’t it weird that intentionally annoying the users one works so hard to get is considered the best possible way to support the existence of one's service?

What happened to make the internet averse to actually paying for what you want to have, instead of expecting to get it free then complaining about obnoxious advertising everywhere?

Why doesn’t HTTP response 402 work?

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