I, geezer

In fact, here’s one way you can tell:

I didn’t even know that AOL still existed.

Or that people still had email accounts with them.

Very, very old people, apparently.

Still got mine. Then again, I actually spent some time as a room guide in the old QuantumLink service, which eventually spawned AOL, so I’ve never really felt compelled to kill it off.

And yesterday, when I got home from work, an 8-year-old girl on a bicycle was being warned to stay off my lawn, or at least off my driveway — but not by me. I spoke with the nearest adult, and pointed out that the reason my driveway was in demand was because it’s the steepest slope on the block, and were I a kid on a bike, I’d have been launching myself from there all along.

(No, I didn’t ask the youngun who was best pony.)


  1. Brian J. »

    22 March 2013 · 12:31 pm

    I just had to install AIM to keep in touch with one of my clients.

    Strangely, I remember Q-Link and its six cents a minute connection charge for Plus activities. Like, the good stuff.

  2. CGHill »

    22 March 2013 · 1:14 pm

    Which was one of my functions as a host: to keep people logged on and running up that bill.

  3. Roger Green »

    22 March 2013 · 1:15 pm

    Oops, I still have AOL. I forget, tho, and months later I find 300 e-mails to delete.

  4. Jean »

    23 March 2013 · 1:44 am

    AOL is my main email. Had their dial-up for about seven years, until I moved last May.

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