The truth is out there... Steve
Case will tell you customers stay with AOL because they like
its stripped-down e-mail client and advertisements. But others suspect
AOL's users just don't know any better. One net journalist discovered a
hidden sentiment about AOLers. They "couldn't get a clue if they stood in
a clue field in clue mating season, dressed as a clue, and drenched with
Are they right? Even AOL Guides are mocking whiny
AOL subscribers behind their back. One user left the service --
used his AOL web space to create a warning to other AOLers!
Why is AOL so unpopular? And why carry that to people who use
AOL? Geek concerns about encroaching corporate
powers may be justified. Is a conspiracy the only thing we have to fear?
The truth is out there....