Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Having Taken a Moment to Think About it...

It occurs to me that what might actually be going away here is…AOL.

Of course, they don’t want anyone to know that yet.

AOL is no longer hip. AOL is no longer at the top of the techno pile.

Evidence the fact that AOL has continued to provide a place like AOL journals, where old farts like us can write, and attempt to hold on to the shredded remains of a once vital community.

And, let’s face it, fellow old farts, we are not the demographic that anyone cares about anymore.

I wonder…does AARP offer a journal space?? J

I suppose AOL has done us a favor. They could have—and it would have been quite in character—just presented us with a fait accompli and turned us off with no warning. But they have deigned to give us a month’s notice, and offered to help us move our blogs to other blogging sites.

(But, just by the by, I wouldn’t trust AOL techs to move a vase of flowers from one side of the desk to the other…)

So, if that’s the case, if AOL really is preparing to trudge into the ethereal tar pit…

I apologize for my "You SUCK!!!" comment.

And I’m sorry for the many of you (mostly in Asia these days, I’m afraid) who will be pounding the pavement soon looking for new gigs.

And, to be gracious, I guess I need to say—

Thanks for the memories.

Good luck, all!

3 comments:

dsonney01 said...

"I wonder…does AARP offer a journal space??" This is humor! Yes, us old farting farts need each other. Never thought about it but hey I guess we need to pull up our big girl panties and move into uncharted waters. The safety net of aol may be yanked out from under us! I won't miss Mc affe very much but I will need something else.  hmmmm. Dannelle

mutualaide said...

No apology needed for the 'you SUCK' comment.  Feel it here too.  Moving on ... but not forgetting just who my friends are here ...

sunflowerkat321 said...

Like you, I only used AOL because my blog was here.  I don't relish the thought of relocating my blog.  But, it will be nice to get AOL off my computer.