The IPKat has been pondering whether it's worth opting for Google's AdSense scheme, which causes small advertisements to appear on his hallowed pages on the basis that each click-through will earn him a small sum of money. The advertisements are chosen by a computer program which looks at the text of each blog and then "guesses" that a particular ad is in some way relevant to it.
or a sell-out for the sake of filthy lucre?
One half of the IPKat is quite keen to do this, at least for a trial period. Blogging is tough, life is short and the IPkat provides a free service that others can capitalise on (if they so wish). The other half is not so keen: the blog likes to see itself as independent, expressing opinions that can't be bought. Would all this change if ads suddenly appeared? It's a hard one to call -- and Merpel can't make her mind up either. So please tell us: should we, shouldn't we -- or does it really not matter?
Money is evil: Francisco's "money speech" from Atlas Shrugged.
"There is nothing quite so wonderful as money" -- the Monty Python view