The AOL co-founder reflects on the company’s first 30 years and what’s to come.
Thanks to Tina Howe for posting this article on LinkedIn. I admit, I was an avid user of AOL at one time, becoming a subscriber in the early-to-mid-1990s. Although he does not like me saying this, I actually initially met my husband on AOL, and we both stayed subscribers for a little while after we got married. AOL was revolutionary in many ways, making online services accessible and focused on content, if you think about it. They wanted to be the one-stop for all your needs, and for a while, they were! I know we all hated getting those many installation disks in the mail, magazines, and almost everywhere to the point that the CDs and disks were used as drink coasters. But this article, written by another one of those Steves who helped to revolutionize how we use the Internet–Steve Case, who helped start AOL, is a great look at where we’ve been, and where we are going.
What do you think? Do you agree with Steve Case’s assessment going forward? I think he’s on the right track for the most part. Comment below as to what you think.