I wrote about Wonder, the people based search engine, where you could just write in your question and get an answer back from an expert (aka librarian) has started to charge for its service, I learned in an email yesterday. They have 3 plans apparently, Silver, which allows 5 questions a month for the cost of $39.99 a month, Gold for 15 requests a month for $99.99 a month, and Platinum for 50 requests a month at a cost of $299.99 per month.
They are also looking to provide ''scholarships' for students as well, which is a nice idea.
Well, I did wonder (sorry!) how they were going to make their money without advertising, and this is what they have come up with. It won't work. It hasn't worked with any other paid services in the past, and it won't work this time. It will be dead before the year is out I suspect.