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Hosted by Dismal Science on 2011-01-07 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
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A case against cloud computing. Migrate your mission critical applications to your own personal cloud. Thousands of engineers have donated software which allows you to host almost any application genre that you like; including but not limited to web mail, wikis, social bookmarking, blogs, storage and sync, etc.
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Comment #1 posted on 2011-01-08T13:55:53Z by Zeist

They ARE making money

Google IS making money from users of gmail, google reader and the other "free" services... microsoft IS making money from hotmail users.

Just because you don't pay them directly doesn't mean that they are not making money because you use the service.

The whole Web 2.0 business model seems to be to find a way to make money without charging users... and that is how and why the "free" services are likely to be around for a very long time.

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