Unlimited + 50… In math class we were taught to ignore the constant

I was browsing the Internet, or as I like to call it the “InterWeb,” and I found an interesting marketing ploy for shared web hosting. A company, which will remain nameless for legal reasons, advertises unlimited shared web hosting for the cheap price of about 6 US dollars per month if you purchase for 10 years in advance. What a deal right? Well, to further this awesome deal they felt the need to add 50 gigabytes of data to the already unlimited gigabytes of storage space that is included in the single package they offer customers. Interesting I thought. Does this kind of marketing strategy work? Who are these companies marketing to who think that their valued customers, and potential customers, do not understand that infinite is the greatest non-specific number attainable in math… And more importantly, why is the 50 GB of extra space the selling point? I laugh… But think it probably works; which is sad.

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