Instead of writing about how today was Netscape’s last official day on Earth (I was never going to write about that, anyway), I’m bringing you a rare bit of good news – if you’re a diehard Netscape fan, that is (I know…highly unlikely): AOL is extending support for the Netscape browser until March 1st and one more update for it is on the way. I’m not sure why this is good news, since I happen to like the Netscape browser – and since it will still die (as in forever) in 30 more days. I take it as bad news topped with a tiny sprinkle of “better-than-nothing-I-suppose” – but fans of this browser seem to think this is “great news“, so I won’t argue.
I don’t know if I have writer’s block or what but I haven’t written anything substantial about AOL in months. This post won’t change that. But as I was toodling around in search engines last night looking at my newly low Page Rank, the fact that DMOZ refuses to update my listing for Anti-AOL, and just feeling sorry for myself, all of a sudden I started laughing: some of the anti-AOL pages I found while I was moping around were hilarious.
People have hated AOL for as long as they’ve been in business; some of the pages shown here might even make you recall your earlier days of AOHell.
“What if AOL was a building company?”