Pay for service and tools you rely on

I am happy to pay for good service and tools. I have decided that Google does not give either. Perhaps it is because I am both a customer and product to them. Perhaps not. The upshot is that I have discontinued Google Drive. I am back to Safari. I have no intention of trying Google Keep. Instead, I am paying DropBox and Evernote for their services and tools. And so far I am very happy.

Crazy world example #1

Crazy world example #1: Staples wants $23.40 to print 40 pages in color and duplex in their Copy & Print center. They can also sell me an HP Deskjet 2512 All-in-One Printer for $39.99. So, for an extra $16.59 I can buy a printer for this one use and a few more pages afterwards and then throw it away.