Should we have to pay to keep popup ads off our computers? Steve Outing quotes online media consultant Mark Potts as suggesting it.
There’s nothing wrong with charging for ad-free content. But there is something wrong with having to pay to prevent pop-ups. First, any decent browser (i.e. not IE) already lets you defeat pop-ups. Second, I shouldn’t have to pay anyone not execute unwanted programs on my computer. That’s extortion.