AOL is a useless company, just as they were back in the dial-up days. And $9.99 for dialup? I guess they're going for that 1% of America that either can't get any better, or can't afford $14.99 basic DSL that almost everyone offers now.
Ah, the days of AOL in the late 90's... I really hated those days using my first pc, you get infected by porn sites you never visited in the first place. AOL was infected with malware, viruses and Trojan horses at every click.
I actually hadn't thought about AOL for a few years now. I hadn't noticed that I hadn't thought about them either. They always had a crappy product for which they charged too much. Good riddance, I say.
A long time ago, in my high school days, I worked at OfficeMax, and we had a sale one week on a monitor. So this customer calls in, and asks about "that computer in the ad". Having no fucking clue what she was talking about we ended up figuring out she was talking about that monitor. So we tell her we have it, and inform her it's only a monitor, as she kept saying "computer" the whole conversation.
So she comes down to the store, says she's the one that called about the "computer", and again I inform her, it's only a monitor. As I hand her the box she says, "So how do I hook this up?" I tell her all she needs to do is plug in the power, and then plug the cable with the pins into the blue port on the monitor, and the blue port on the computer. "P-ports? P-plugs? What's that? This has the keyboard and everything right?" Sighing I say for probably the 20th time, "No, it's only a monitor, like we told you, we don't have any computers here for $200, (this was 2004 so there weren't that many places that did) we only have the monitor." She gets all in a huff and says "Well I saw on the AOL..." and that's where I stopped listening. She referred to the internet as "the AOL". These are the kinds of customers they still serve. Good luck surviving with that audience.
[citation][nom]gtvr[/nom]Haters gonna hate!!!Seriously, if they offer a service & people use it, why get so worked up?[/citation]
AMEN , honestly think a lot of the negativeity is just pent up nerd rage over all the hell we had with AOL back in the day . but can you really blame them at the time they captialized on soemthing before any one else did. there were a lot of other companeis that woudl ahve done the same. Where aiol went wrong is they got comfy maintianing the status quo , in and industry that thrives on innovation more than "holding the line".if AOL had made moves in treh late 90's to bring out thier own dsl or cable service , they might still be teh kings they were , but no they didn't bother going into hardware which was a must for any company that wanted to be useful in the uo and coming (at the time) broadband era . so here we are now in that broad band era , and look where AOL is at. they are on bottom , so their is no ened for this negativity directed at them, does the expression :kicking a man while he is down" mean any thing to any one of you haters?