[vcf-midatlantic] AOL keyword "RIP"

Dean Notarnicola dnotarnicola at gmail.com
Sun Oct 8 11:18:25 EDT 2017


AOL made me lots of side cash back in the day. They got millions of newbies
online, most of whom needed help setting up thier modems and tweaking
windows. "What is this email thing and why do I need it?" Good times.


On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 6:11 AM Joseph Oprysko via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> Well, it’s definitely something that lead a generation into the bright and
> blight of the internet.
>
> While it’s far from relevant anymore, it will be missed.
>
> On Sat, Oct 7, 2017 at 3:09 PM Jeffrey Jonas via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>
> > AIM, AOL's instant messaging service,
> > is to shut down December 15 after 20 years of operation.
> >
> > I'm just re-tweeting this from hash-tag (something catchy but useless)
> >
> --
> Normal Person: Hey, it seems that you know a lot.
> Geek: To be honest, it's due to all the surfing I do.
> Normal Person: So you go surfing?
> Normal Person: But I don't think that has anything to do with knowing a
> lot...
> Geek: I think that's wrong on a fundamental level.
> Normal Person: Huh? Huh? What?
>



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