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TANSTAAFL. If you’ve read your Heinlein, you know it’s an acronym for “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.” That phrase has actually been around since the days of Old West saloons. If you bought a drink, the saloon would provide you with a free lunch. There was a catch, of course. The lunches were so salty that patrons wound up buying more and more drinks, to slake their thirst.
There’s always a catch.
Think about Facebook. We use it for free, but in return for that attention, Facebook catalogs vast amounts of information about us, which it uses for targeted advertising. Google became one of the world’s most profitable companies on the back of “giving away” free search (along with little ads on the side). The result was almost total dominance of…