Maybe it was that column I wrote recently about AOL buying the Huffington Post, but I swear AOL has turned on me. Share my pain.

Back in the early 1990s I got an AOL dial-up account to use while traveling. It was one of the few Internet services that had global dial-up, so I could get connected from England to India (and did). I kept the account out of sheer laziness, as I am sure do many of the 3.65 million remaining AOL paying dial-up customers, but eventually AOL-itself converted my e-mail to free and escaped from my credit card bill. So then I had a free AOL e-mail account to go with my Yahoo Mail […]