luckychucky - 1:42 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)
AOL survives on the ignorance of zillions of newbies. I know this sounds like so much chatroom flame, but D@mmit, AOL sucks, it just does. Once web users get a little knowledge and Internet experience, they tend to switch ISPs. I'd be really curious to know AOL's attrition stats, ie: where they'd be if they stopped their ceaseless dissemination of ecologically heinous landfill-fodder CDroms, if the supply of virgin blood went away. Any entity which tries to monopolize your experience, to funnel you through its little extractive commercial wringers, leaves its business model vulnerable to other entities which don't engage in those activities.