I've expressed in the past my fear that the Internet would turn into something resembling a 500 channel cable TV company with a handful of powerful corporations providing "content" (and charging for it of coarse) and everyone else "consuming"... And of coarse that has been one of the driving factors in my remaining in this business rather than selling out, taking the money and running so to speak. Today, I received e-mail from nbci.com which is affiliated with xoom.com. They announced today that they are discontinuing all member pages, no more member supplied content but of coarse their own commercial content will continue to be there. They were kind enough to give a months advance notice so that users could get their data off and moved to another provider. The problem with that is that it takes much longer to get search engines to index your material at your new location and people will just be getting dead links. Perhaps I'm paranoid but I just see this as the powers that be squeezing the vise, trying to drive the end user from being a provider of free content. The reason they say they're doing this is a change in the advertising revenue situation, which I interpret as meaning they aren't getting enough money from advertising tacked onto free content provided by their members but of coarse my interpretation could be wrong. I just wanted to take this opportunity to remind everybody here that web hosting is included with your account so you can put your own web pages up and I'd like to encourage you to take advantage of this capability. If you know anybody with web pages there I'd appreciate it if you could let them know for a nominal fee we have an alternative for them that doesn't litter their pages with banner ads and where they continue to own the content they create. For information on uploading a web site, please see: http://www.eskimo.com/support/www.html Thank you.