More on AOL’s future

A friend comments on my musings about AOL last night:

An interesting twist here, in my opinion, is our old friend the technology
adoption curve. With 60% of the U.S. population now connected the Internet,
we’re clearly in the “late majority” market for connectivity, heading
downhill towards the trailing edge laggards. AOL is going to have to figure
out a value proposition that is unrelated to connectivity. And to make
matters worse (for them anyway), it’s not email.

Indeed. And it’s also not chat.

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