Lame_Wolf - 6:58 pm on Jan 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
There is a clue in www - world wide WEB.
If everyone removed their outbound links and refused to link out (either one way or reciprocal) then it stops becoming "the web" and all you'll have are isolated sites.
I won't stop linking out to related sites. I please my visitors, not search engines.