On Sun, Oct 25, 2015, ben wrote:
On 10/25/2015 1:03 PM, Fred Cisin wrote:
Blaming the medium for the content?
Or, . . .
if you were putting something like that onto disks,
would you spring the money for high quality ones?
I suspect the reason they failed was not service
but a) PC's had games b) Ma Bell wanted a arm and a leg
for long distance connections.
Actually, in many areas of the US, they had local dialup numbers that
connected to their service through Tymnet and/or Telenet, so long
distance didn't apply. Maybe in rural areas those access points were
still long distance, though. But AOL itself had per-minute premium rates
for quite a while.