1995 AOL Commercial

Submitted by: richanddead 3 years ago in Misc

if only AOL was ever that fast
There are 28 comments:
Male 1,586
The you`ve got mail voice guy sounded exactly like my friend`s dad.
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Male 100
Welcome! You`ve got mail!
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Male 770
aparently you can send email over the internet now. learn something new everyday
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Female 1,163
Oh hell!!! I can still here my dad screaming at me to get off of the Internet because he needed to use the telephone....Memories.
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Male 2,390
asl check
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Female 1,803
I had Compuserve back in the day. The Compuserve world was so tight I thought that was all the internet was, a bunch of chat rooms on every subject you could think of and email. One day, I somehow busted out and was in the wild world of the internet universe, which was pretty ugly-looking then. Mostly text-based sites with random gifs and jpegs thrown around. I was learning html when the revelation of table-based layouts came! How exciting!! Wouldn`t be caught dead using tables for layout now...

I can also hear the dial-up modem sound in my head as if it was actually happening. So glad that`s over.
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Female 9,478
I can just hear that annoying start up sound right now.
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Male 4,746
chalket:
"I still have a couple of old 56k modems laying around (and even a 28.8k! wow!)."
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Same here. I still remember most of the codes as well. ATDT!
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Male 4,746
AOL did a great job of making their customers think they were surfing a different Internet than everybody else. To this day, I still know someone that uses them. They are afraid that if they leave, they will "lose all the cool stuff" they get with AOL (mainly referring to the main page and links). I explained that anyone can access the AOL page, but they still feel that their Internet is different from mine...
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Male 97
I bet his "old" kayaking buddies are extremely jealous and a little bit hurt about his excitement over his "new" kayaking buddies.
Fickle kayaking b1tch.
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Female 2,691
People used to have a limited amount of time they could go online, before they had to pay more?
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Male 2,424
"Here come the dinosaurs..." (1:26)

You can say that again!
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Male 38,498

It`s not that fast now.
It was no where near that fast then.
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Male 1,122
lol `free` trial. Once that program is installed you need a freaking compsci degree to uninstall it.
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Male 120
wow...floppy disks
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Male 907
They even give you a floppy. Is AOL still at it? I could look it up (not as quickly as AOL apparently connected in 1995), but it`s strange that I`m not even sure AOL is even in business. How the mighty have fallen.
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Male 13,624
Makes me feel old
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Male 23
He totally failed to tell his buddy about the floodgates of porn that opened up
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Female 2,764
@thebigsmoke- no no no- the ratio goes 5 minutes connecting through phone line, 20 minutes waiting for pages to load, 5 minutes buying flowers, plane tickets, and looking up dinosaurs and then 9 hours 30 minutes surfing porn. Ballgame still missed.
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Male 26
First 5 minutes of free 10 hour trial spent buying flowers, plane tickets, and looking up dinosaurs, next 9 hours and 55 minutes surfing porn. Ballgame missed.
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Female 2,764
2 things blew my mind

"10 free hours!"- wow now people are using that in a day (most people probably more)

and my own personal thought of "I can`t believe this started in my lifetime."
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Male 1,296
10 free hours online? Where do I sign up?
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Male 2,711
"Yep those were the days."

Yep, those were the days... when you were six! lol (just yankin` your chain, buddy) That link brings back memories, I still have a couple of old 56k modems laying around (and even a 28.8k! wow!).
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Male 10,855
@HG

Fantasy sports has been around since the 1950s, possibly earlier too.
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Male 2,711
That sounds awesome! I`m gonna call now!
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Male 8,132
Hold on, they had fantasy football in 1995? And it was big enough to include in a commercial like this?
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Male 10,855
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Male 4,075
Link: 1995 AOL Commercial [Rate Link] - if only AOL was ever that fast
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