IT’S FREE! Isn’t that great? FREE! This little application will increase the effectiveness of my web browsing; I’ll have infinitely more time to waste my life in front of a computer. And the best thing is, it’s FREE!
I think we take this for granted far too often. The internet is a complete if-you-build-it-they-will-come kind of world right now. “I’ve got an idea, how ’bout we build a search engine where we have no annoying banner ads or pop-ups.” Huh? I mean, I understand the reasoning behind this, but seriously; have you ever purchased anything as a result of a link you clicked from Google? Me neither.
Google. Free. Google Toolbar. Free. Pop-up ads? Nope. Banners? Nope. Do they actually make money? I don’t know; I called the PR manager and left a message asking if they did. Their website says they’re profitable, but come on; who wouldn’t claim their company didn’t make money if they didn’t have to post earnings anywhere. I can’t find a website (and I am using Google to search) that posts any of Google’s statements. They’re incorporated and privately held . . . I thought because they are incorporated they had to post financial statements somewhere, but maybe I have to brush up on my business law.