Your Internet Consultant - The FAQs of Life Online

1.5. I'm a starving student. Is there anything I can do online that will cost me money?

Yes, but it's pretty easy to tell when you're about to do something that will cost you anything beyond what you pay for Internet access. Here's a big hint: you'll be asked for a credit card number.

Businesses have only recently discovered the power of the Internet, so the number and types of things that can cost you money are increasing. You can find specialized databases and online services that are available for a fee, as well as traditional products and services such as flower delivery and ordering from a catalog. (As a matter of fact, just the other day I bought a Negativland CD from the online Compact Disc Connection.)

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