AOL still suxors

Posted: June 20, 2006 in Uncategorized
Quitting AOL back in ’97 didn’t work for me…I had to quit three times before they stopped charging me my monthly fee. I still want my $75 back. Then they went thru the v5.0 debacle that killed dial-up networking in Windows for all ISP accounts except for AOL, for which they conveniently blamed Microsoft and told all of their customers to call MS, costing MS hundreds of thousands of dollars in PSS, then eventually settling a class-action lawsuit in 2002 for $15M. Then there was the double-billing scheme the following year that landed them another class-action lawsuit.
Have they learned the error of their ways? Consider this: some guy actually recorded a phone conversation with AOL to cancel his service…it only took 45 minutes! And he propped the recorded conversation to the web, becoming an instant celebrity.
Me, three months…him, 45 minutes. And he only had to suffer hard-sell tactics and insulting questions. So I guess they actually ARE being more tolerant of their customers who wish to leave their humble abode…
In other news, wasn’t this one hell of an NBA Finals? Naturally, the best part is that Kobe was nowhere to be seen…but it was almost the equivilent of the reverse-sweep! And Game 5 was absolutely awesome. I just wish I had seen more of the play-off games, this was one of the best post-seasons the NBA has ever had.
And now this week’s submissions to Letterman’s Top 10 List:
Top Ten Reasons Bill Gates Is Stepping Down From Microsoft
  • Every desktop now has a computer…mission accomplished!
  • He got insulting scores on his last yearly employee review
  • He wants to save Brangelina’s kids
  • No more software companies left to destroy
  • He wants to persue his real dream: racing Indy cars
  • Two words: "President Gates"
  • He’s nailed all the "software babes"
  • More time needed in order to get a decent haircut
  • He’s tired of being referred to as "Just one big ATM machine"

Tune in next week to see if one of my submissions wins me another shiny new mouse pad…


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