People hate ads, but not as much as they hate spending money. That's why the Web and most other media are financed primarily by ads.
Along come browser extensions that block some or all ads, and Web sites lose the revenue they rely on to survive.
People like me who explain how to use ad-blocking software become pariahs in the eyes of site owners and others who make their living on the Web (including yours truly, which would appear to make me a pariah in my own eyes).
The fact is, many Web ads are a genuine nuisance. As … Read more