Tag: politics

The politics of paywalls

Jul 15, 2019 2 min.

When I grew up I was allowed to use the family computer at about age 10 and I remember being told about Google. My dad explained how it was able to answer any questions I had, as long as I used the right search terms. It got my mind racing for a couple of weeks - I looked up tons of stuff, mostly history and world war 2 related - and with my curiosity quenched I shrugged it off as a really handy tool to do homework and spend more time at the computer (I’d tell my parents I was looking stuff up).