Linux Interactive: AOL @ ALS?
Oct 17, 2000, 07:27 (6 Talkback[s])
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"I entered the 4th annual Atlanta Linux Showcase with many goals
in mind. There were several very important questions that I needed
to ask. There was one that seemed really important. Why is AOL at a
"Intending to get a good answer, I went straight up to the two
AOL guys at their booth and asked, "Why is AOL here?" They appeared
to have a sudden mood shift, as if no one had asked them this
question yet. The first guy, obviously having no desire to answer,
looked to the second guy and said, "Do you want to take this
"The second AOL guy started off by asking if I hated AOL.
Actually, he asked, "Do you have any misconceptions about AOL?" I
replied by telling him no, and that I happened to use AOL on a
Win9x machine. This was only partially true. I do in fact use AOL,
but I do also have many problems with it."