by: Ilya Vedrashko
In this blog's spirit of bridging the gap between geekdom and advertising, witness the plight of a guy who decided he'd had enough of Firefox ad-blocking add-on users ripping ads off his blog and blocked access for anyone using the browser.
The blog in question is jacklewis.com/blog. If you are using Firefox, you won't see any of the site and will instead be redirected to Why FireFox is Blocked. Here's the story on InfoWorld. Here are some 1000 comments on Digg.
Besides being a source of morbid fascination, the story is interesting because it's not about a lonely citizen's fight again an evil large ad-spawning corporate monster, for a change. A citizen fighting for advertising -- that's the essence of the 2.0 world with its democratization of publishing tools and the long tail.
One inevitable question: does Mr. Lewis really sit through all the commercials when he watches TV?