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


  1. Ah Lisa ... yes, thanks for the memories and maybe we old farts ought to give up blogging or knowing each other?  No.

    But I agree.  I think AOL is going away because I don't believe that AIM alone or AOL e-mail is going to support the salaries and we will be seeing the US AOL teams in the unemployment line.


    I'm digging through my old links for a link from an x-aol jounaler ... who provided a 'lesson' on how to back up journal files.

    Just think ... just shy of my fifth anniversary ... I have only FIVE years to back up.  GAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH

  2. well....come to the dark side then...

  3. PS:  I think Wordpress.com will automatically pull the whole journal, comments, pictures and all entries right in to a new blog.  And theys pull in multiple blogs too, I have all mine at wordpress right now but not yet ready to go live.