Friday, October 6, 2017

Take on the end of AIM

Is here anything Trump isn't going to ruin?!? American Online decided to retire it once popular AIM service which is surprising in two ways

- who knew that AOL still had a platform at all.
- did they really have to make an announcement for this, this would have been the perfect "if a tree falls in a forest" experiment

But I guess this is a sad day, and somehow it is probably Trump's fault. AOL was once great and was the gateway to the World Wide Web for many people. I can remember waiting anxiously for the stupid internet to beep and buzz just long enough to give me a glimpse into the seedy underbelly of the internet. It has also likely been one of the main contributors for the size of our landfills which are overflowing mainly because of all those crappy CDs they were giving out years ago

Anyway, good night AIM, I'm sure this is just the beginning of the end for AOL and hopefully we can all peacefully forget this dark chapter in our lives.

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