Jul 19 2006

AOL CD’s

Published by at 7:19 pm under General,retro

Some would say that AOL in its entirety is an example of retrotechnology since it’s built on a dial up subscriber base which is shrinking. That issue aside, I recently listened to an interview of its current head, Jonathan Miller, jin which he mentioned the number of CD’s AOL had sent out as part of its marketing campaign in the 90’s. If you were alive then you remember them! Take a guess at the total number of their CD’s: 660 million! How high a retro pile would that make?

Since they now view themselves as a global company they are or have changed their legal name from America On-Line to “AOL”; no meaning attached to the letters. Another acronym cut loose.

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