I have never seen a business model so shamelessly predicated on the idea of betrayal. Let me give you an example of how Ask works, I'll be the sales clerk at a brink and mortar; are you ready? "Hi, how are you today? So you're looking for information on the war of 1812 huh? Well ill just knock you out and when you wake up, you'll find that I've locked you in a little cage. Oh good you'really awake, so back to the War of 1812, I don't have any information for you but I'd be happy to sell you this jacket made out of lamas hair at above market value, or how about this collection of nuts and bolts engraved with flowers sold by a place in Istanbul, Turkey. What you just want you're freedom? Not with out a fight kiddo. Using Ask, I imagine, Is the online equivalent to joining Scientology .