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    Newsletter Issue #1039 — Microsoft Outlook for Mac: Why I Still Can’t Get Into It

    December 17th, 2022

    As is usual for me, this is a long story, and it’ll take a little while for me to get to the point. So, n the days of the Classic Mac OS, which seems a century ago (and more or less it was), I used Claris Emailer as my email client of choice. It was […]

    Newsletter Issue #932: Bye Bye AIM

    October 9th, 2017

    As long-time readers know, I got heavily involved in the online world beginning in October of 1989, when I received a sign-up floppy from America Online. Up till then, I tapped into a CompuServe membership at the office, but it was expensive, costing over $10 per hour during peak terms, and the boss strongly recommended […]

    Newsletter Issue #882: The AT&T, Time Warner Merger: Deja Vu All Over Again?

    October 24th, 2016

    In a way the news that AT&T plans to build out its media empire with the acquisition of Time Warner takes me back, way back. So let me explain why. In the 1990s, I received a paycheck from AOL as a forum leader. It was roughly the equivalent of running a message board, but it was […]

    The Rise and Fall of AOL

    May 13th, 2015

    With the news that AOL will shortly be in the hands of Verizon in a $4.4 billion cash deal, an era that began in the early days of the Internet is coming to a close. Now the tech pundits and financial community will no doubt be discussing this transaction for days, but I’d prefer to […]