How Were You Using the Internet in 1999? Remembering AOL CDs

When I saw this article on Gizmodo, I couldn’t help but laugh.  I’m sure there were more AOL CDs printed than any top seller music album in history.  The funniest thing to me is how many people I’ve had to tell – and somewhat recently I might add – that AOL email addresses are free.  As far as I can tell, they never informed their long time loyal users that they could keep their email address and account for free, and still charge their credit cards monthly.  Though I will qualify that and say it is heresay – I only know what people told me and I don’t know for sure.  Interesting article about Internet nostalgia regardless.

“One thousand hours free for 45 days! This, of course, started us all down a road of weird nostalgia, recalling how we used (or misused) the World Wide Web back in the twilight of the 90s. What were you doing on The Internet back then?”

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