Jeffrey Zeldman, in "Nothing Fails Like Success"
A family buys a house they can’t afford. They can’t make their monthly mortgage payments, so they borrow money from the Mob. Now they’re in debt to the bank and the Mob, live in fear of losing their home, and must do whatever their creditors tell them to do.
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A fantastic article looking at the price we've all paid for advertising-funded mass market media services.