It feels like you’re trying a bit too hard to manufacture some sort of outrage. I’m not even sure how you *wouldn’t* safely assume we’re talking a $100/month server in this day and age. I’d encourage you to reconsider your comment. He wrote a headline to garner interest, and then wrote a post that was — wait for it — interesting.
I read it, and it turns out that I’m not outraged because I’m not eager to be. See how that works?