[vcf-midatlantic] AOL keyword "RIP"

Bob Flanders bob.flanders at gmail.com
Mon Oct 9 12:00:34 EDT 2017


Yet another vintage ... thingy ... bites the dust.


On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 9:58 AM, Drew Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> Honestly I didn't know it was even still in operation.  I assumed it had
> been gone for a while.  Last time I used it was probably 9 or 10 years ago.
>
> On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 11:18 AM, Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>
> > 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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