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Re: OT: AOL fees (Re: Youtube - newbie guidance)

On 12/23/17, Michael Stone <mstone@debian.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 03:50:34PM -0500, rhkramer@gmail.com wrote:
>>This is OT, but I remember AOL as being expensive, but I didn't think it
>> was
>>hundreds per month.
> It really depended on how much self control you had--in the early 90s it
> was like $6/hr.

*Self-control* was the word I was looking for in my response. One bill
like whatever ours was that time, and we never used close to an hour
again ever after..

I don't know who we used.. Or maybe the kids stayed up all night.. Or
worse yet, they just walked away and left it connected or something.
The bill we had was LARGE and became the beginning of the end of how
he became an ex, lol...

In hindsight, I can't imagine what the whole bunch of us did to spend
that much time online. Studebaker is always my fall back example.
There were only 300 references to Studebaker TOTAL circa 1998, 1999.
That number has slightly increased since then.

Today, anyone with a phone where they're sick at their stomach having
to monitor the data usage has a taste of what it was like back
then.... :)

Cindy :)
Cindy-Sue Causey
Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia, USA

* runs with duct tape *

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