August 02, 2005


So, because of this post yesterday, which got linked by AOL's news service, I'm having a bit of a rush of new customers.

Who are all AOL subscribers.

I somewhat feel like I need a shower.

I'm also fighting the urge to update that post with a little addendum instructing them to get a real ISP. That there's a whole world out there, just waiting for them if only they'd stop being so dependent upon other people, who want to tell them where and how to surf. AOL isn't protecting anyone from spammers or viruses: they're protecting people from finding other alternatives; from exploring the world that is beyond AOL's walls. Which is really sad.

I have willfully restrained myself, however. But damn, it's hard. If I could only get one person off of AOHELL, I might have not only done that person a favor, but have also struck a blow against AOL by denying them that person's monthly protection payment. If only...


Posted by Kathy at August 2, 2005 01:26 PM | TrackBack

"Get a real ISP!" Those are words I've spoken oh so often. Every once in a while, they listen!

Posted by: Ith at August 2, 2005 02:24 PM

Hey, now. AOHell was berry, berry good to me. Of course, out of seven years I paid them for two -- the other five were gratis -- and the second I got my cable modem I didn't look back. . .but still. . .

Ahh hell. Ya'll get a real ISP. AOHell is like the Interwebnet with training wheels.

(Oh, and I don't miss their bandwidth governor - not one little bitty bit!)

Posted by: Margi at August 2, 2005 02:52 PM

I wish I could remember who described AOL as being an ISP "with training wheels." :)

Posted by: EveningStar at August 3, 2005 02:31 PM
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