But is digital really free?
Once upon a time, I paid a monthly subscription to have a 3rd party email service. Yes, those were the days of dial-up connections. Then google came along and offered free google mail.
Once upon a time, search engines were bought as a separate program. The dominant one was Netscape Navigator. Then Microsoft introduced "Internet Explorer", a "free" search engine integrated with its operating system. Then came the other free independent search engines: Yahoo and Google.
Free? Read this article and find out if you are willing to pay the price.