Even dead people can't escape AOL

This is a discussion on Even dead people can't escape AOL within the What's In The News forums, part of the Casual Chat category; Maxine Gauthier doesn't own a computer. She doesn't know the first thing about Web browsing or sending e-mail. She's not even sure where to find ...


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    Maxine Gauthier doesn't own a computer. She doesn't know the first thing about Web browsing or sending e-mail. She's not even sure where to find a computer's "on" button, as she describes it.

    Yet for the past nine months, she has been fighting one of the most persistent and some say irritating institutions in cyberspace: AOL, formerly known as America Online.

    "They just haven't wanted to let go," the 55-year-old St. Louisan said. "I don't think they'll ever really let go."

    Her struggle has involved about a dozen phone calls often ending with an AOL customer service representative or manager hanging up on her..more
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    It can be the same in UK. AOL not only take over your life but also I am told takes over your machine. Thank goodness I was warned before I ever went on line.


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