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But you have to remember - the *majority* out there are not technically inclined. AOL is the easiest way to "get the Internet." The companies that make money off this breed of willful ignorance aren't talking - they make sales based on this same kind of customer, which is why the MS OS comes with AOL setups pre-installed, and AOL setups come with AV and other web service setups pre-installed.
And trying to convince an AOL user is just as difficult. #1 answer: I love it, and have never had a problem.
It now has 13.2 million paying subscribers, mostly for dial-up service.
...he [Randy Falco] wants advertisers to understand that AOL is nothing like the old dial-up network of 10 years ago. "We're a broadband service now, and we have great momentum."
Hmm, doesn't the former contradict the latter?
AOL's not all that far behind in traffic right now. If the other parts of the deal are getting ready to be rooled out it should get a pretty hefty boost from G-generated traffic.