Description:Ã‚Â THE Internet is a Soviet bread line. Remember those lines? Back when commissars commanded the Soviet UnionÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s economy like Knute commanding the tides, people would wait for hours in long queues for free bread. Although the bread was free, people paid for it with their time.
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- Do you agree with the argument presented in this article?
- Is the time spent searching online different in value than the time spent searching for say, clothing at the mall?
- Will web sites that find what we want and deliver it faster to us be able to charge money?
- How can this Ã¢â‚¬ËœvalueÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ be charged to customers?