This is ECN, Eternal City News. Good afternoon.
We have been informed that the long-time association between Arref Mak and AOL was broken today. Arref, author of the Eternal City pages at AOL, had this comment.
Very sad, actually. If they’d given even as good a service as Yahoo mail does for free… I bet I’d still be a customer.
We at ECN understand that the Eternal City web pages will remain through today, November 10—but that AOL might take them down at any time. While Arref assures us that the content is all backed up in another shadow, he was unable to say when he would have the material up at a new address.
There are media reports that AOL is losing customers faster than they are gaining them and are down two million users. ECN tried to reach AOL for an interview or comment.
They pretended they couldn’t hear us until we updated our software to AOL v9.
* All fun aside, I’m a guy that put other people on to the service, got family members through their AOL tech problems, and enjoyed discounts by paying annual plans. I wrote mail to the ISP with suggestions. I tried to make the experience a community.
Can’t recommend the experience.