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Google starts charging - and so it begins...

GoogleGoogle has introduced charges for those of us who exceed the free storage limits that they make available.  Is this the beginning of the end of the free internet?

Admittedly, the free storage limits are jolly high - at least for us normal users - and at present should not affect all but the most dedicated of online users.  But I wonder if this is a hint of the future?  It's an old trick - you get us hooked on something by giving it away, and just as we crave it more and more you start charging for it.

If, like me, you are a fan of online storage then you need to stand by to start forking out.  The free lunch may almost be over.

Not that I blame them, and I really don't see why we should expect to get free services from anyone, let alone a profit driven company like Google.

You can see their charges (which are far from extortionate) in the official Google Blog by clicking here.


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