On Thu, 28 Aug 2003, Mark J. Bradakis wrote:
> I hardly believe it. Given the trouble and grief over the
> last 15 years or so I've dealt with AOL and the vast herds of
> Clueless Mouse Pilots it has thrust upon the net it seems
> really strange to be on their side. At one point the lists I
> manage had 4% of the subscribers on AOL, but that measely 4%
> generated something like 22% of the error and admin messages
> I had to process.
> That could be a drop in the bit bucket if some scumbag
> thievin' spammer gets a decision in their favor.
At least for now, you don't have to service AOL subscribers if
you don't want to. I don't hear from AOL subscribers much
because my lists don't accept HTML posts. AOL has marketed
themselves as the Internet service any idiot can use. They got
what they asked for... I remember when Micro$oft Net came
online. They were saying "We will BE the Internet within a
year." Dunno if M$ has done more damage to the net than AOL.
Miro$oft Net hasn't been a major problem. The software produced
by their parent company is another story.
- murr -