I’ve been a member of AOL since sometime in 1992. And today, I’m declaring the era of AOL as my primary online identity (e-mail address, etc) over.
To put that in historical perspective:
- Mel Hall was on the Yankees roster.
- The British Bulldog was the WWF Intercontinental Champion.
- Weezer had barely been a band for six months at this point.
- Timothy Dalton was James Bond.
I gave up AOL as my ISP three-plus years ago. And now, after being fed up with unreliable Web mail service and ads at the bottom of every e-mail, I’m switching to Gmail.
I’ve had Gmail for a while, but out of some sense of loyalty have always given out my AOL SN first. Well, no longer. I’ve set up Gmail to import my AOL e-mail automatically, which it’s done a good job of doing. And today, Gmail rolled out their themes, which are pretty entertaining. Plus, it’s free, with no ads in the outgoing e-mail, so I’m going to stick around.
My independence begins now.