Over 90% of that 2% thought they cancelled back in 2002.
HAHA! You're probably right.
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Best part is, those AOL discs are free in stores, which means, endless fun with microwaves and what not. Also make fun targets for shooting at the range.
You have MAIL! :)
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remember when 56k was blazing fast?
I don't think 56K was ever considered to be "blazing-fast". It was never fun waiting a couple of hours to download a 50MB demo ;-)
At 56KB a second, it would take 914 seconds / 15 minutes. At 56Kb, it would take 7314 seconds / 121 minutes / 2 hours.
Sadly, some of those AOL paid-subscribers don't realize that they only have to pay if they use the dial-up service! If you use broadband exclusively you can stop paying AOL and keep the same features, including the Instant Messenger, screen names and e-mail address'.
SPAM-posters beware! ®
I was stuck on 2,600 BAUD dial-up for years and years. It was terrible too.
I love my cable modem.
All of those AOL Disks were good glued together with the shiny sides out and hung on a string in my fruit trees. The birds freak out at their own reflections and veer away.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
I have always been proud not to have ever had AOL. The bloated software was definitely annoying and not usefull at all unless you weren't "tech savvy" at all... My first ISP was the MSN Network and back the. It was great compared to the alternatives. The slowest modem I've had was a 56k v92. Nowadays I am shocked when I service anyone computer and it still has a dialup modem in it and just throw them away.
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