This is a must read. Very fascinating stuff. "An anonymous source has stated that YouTube has been paying over $1 million/mo since September 1996" for its video hosting costs. That does not consider any other expenses including salaries, database server fees or legal costs. !!!!! For anyone who likes geeky tech/gizmo stuff, there's a better resource than slashdot.org Try Robert X. Cringely. In a world of geniuses, he's the geek version of tech god. Go there and read, he's an interesting & well-sourced guy on his tech issues.