posted on Jun, 3 2005 @ 02:54 PM
Ok, so what if it's not quite so much about money, and a bit more about controlling access to information ?
Maybe you had an interest, maybe even a pretty big interest in knowing pretty solid weather information.
Maybe if your interest was motivated by reasons that weren't generally seen as socially constructive, say you were planning on setting off a
biological device in the heart of a city, then beginning to make that level of information a bit harder to obtain would make a kind of sense surely
Now, I know you can look out of the window, but maybe if it's an area you don't know too well, or you might not be too good at working out weather
by just looking, or if the local TV channels are a bit anodyne, along the 'warm and sunny' model, then a good look at a website that gives a clear,
high quality interpretation may be very useful to you.
Ok, you could pay for that data, but then you'd have to pay for it, and that leaves a scent to follow, albeit a somewhat skinny one.
I dunno, just a thought ...