Dick Ward writes: "It’s still technically a rumor, but at this point I’m willing to call it a sure thing. An optional Hulu subscription service, dubbed Hulu Plus, is on the way. According to the ‘L.A. Times’, Hulu’s going to be asking for $9.95 a month for access to a back catalog of episodes. But based on the information at hand, there’s no reason you’d actually want to use it."