Browsers, search engines, music sharing, video sharing websites are all free. And I’m here to tell you that it is a bad thing.
Free things are very difficult to compete with, so they actually reduce competition in a market. Free is good enough. Why would anybody start a search engine to compete with Google? They cannot compete with free.
I’d like to be in a world where antitrust law kicks in and you have to pay for a search engine and a browser. There could be multiple browsers in the market, competing on performance and features. It would be like the 90s and early 2000s when software was competitive.