Have you ever used something for free and thought, "WOW" the internet is so cool, you can use all kinds of stuff for free. Have you ever really worked hard at something that was free only to have it taken away?
Well that is what has happened today for a lot of agents.
They woke up this morning to:
"2009 promises to be a positive turning point for the economy... (for us)"
"This year we will focus on dramatic speed and stability improvements... (we're running out of money and our user population is dwindling)"
"we have added 10 Senior Software Developers to our Point2 Agent team. (in keeping with new economic policy to speed recovery by hiring more people in questionable ways)"
"effective March 9, 2009, Point2 will no longer be hosting any free Standard accounts. (we get to keep your content though)"
"Point2 hopes never to find itself in the position of sacrificing service quality for paying members because of its support of free accounts. (Luckily, we just stuck it to those vagrants! - oh, wait.. )
"we are offering a number of immediate benefits to coincide with this change. As of your first payment: (one is a bribe and the other two are standard features...)"
Just for the record:
- I'm not a avid user of Point2
- I'm not the most savvy internet guy in the world, maybe they have something special.
- Yes, I see the irony of posting this blog post on a FREE site....
- The stuff in ( ) is me trying to be somewhat humorous