Rats! Rats! Rats!
Mere days after I make the switch to Blogger, I receive an email from the folks at Yahoo!Geocities that informs me that access to their FTP server will now cost "just $4.95" (USD) per month.
Right now on blogdex there's a Bruce Sterling speech entitled Information wants to be worthless. But the conclusion that I am relucting coming to is that while internet users are unwilling to pay for ingesting content, many of us are willing to pay for the opportunity to provide content.
So I'm trying to get in touch with my ego, examining my dwindling writing output and currently weighing all my options: moving to my local isp space, coughing up coin to do geocities ad-free, coughing up coin to go Blogger Pro, coughing up coin to get my own domain name, and even dropping out of the game completely and dedicating myself to the arts that does not encourage carpal-tunnel syndrome. Let's see what happens.