Maybe you and I should buy long term PUT options on Time Warner and make money as they lose money. On the other hand, Time Warner is a diversified company and losses at AOL may be offset by gains elsewhere. The reason they are thinking of giving away the service is that many, many people are switching to broadband DSL and cable connections and dumping AOL. AOL is firmly rooted in the dial up access business and haven’t changed with the times. Another idea is to simply switch your e-mail address to one of the domains you own, like dennyhatch.com or methodmarketing.com. Then you only have to make the switch once and you are done switching forever. You can do whatever you want with your own domain, and you don’t have to worry about AOL or Yahoo screwing you up.
“True wit is nature to advantage dressed,
What oft was thought, but ne’er so well expressed”
Repeatedly I read your stuff and think that.
Thank you, thank you for your kind words. BTW, which Pope was it ? Pius? John-Paul? Benedict? Cheers.
Drayton Bird replies to DH:
Alexander, you comedian—as in 18th century poet. My favourite of all he wrote was something for the collar on the Queen’s pet dog:
“I am her Majesty’s dog at Kew;
Pray tell me, Sir, whose dog are you?”
What a trivial mind I have!
Now that Camilla is officially a member of The Royal Family, she has been given the chore of caring for the Queen’s corgis whenever Liz is otherwise engaged.
But Camilla becomes irritated whenever the pampered little dogs bark, and this has inspired her to invent a product to deter them, which will soon be on the market in Great Britain.