Logic-minded shortcut function of the popular internet browser America Online. Over 50,000 exist and each one typically defies and escapes the logic of the AOL customer, much to the chagrin of the AOL Customer Care Consultant on the other end of the phone.
Customer: "How do I change my billing information? I tried AOL Keyword "Modify My Financial Information" and nothing came up!
Customer Care Consultant: "Umm... Did you try AOL Keyword "Billing"?
Customer Care Consultant: *sigh*
An internet service provider that feeds off the weak and ill-informed.
Started in the early 1990s, this ISP grew exponentially with the birth of internet communication and commerce. Holding free-release patents to such technologies as instant messaging and spam filters, America Online, at the very least, is responsible for the internet as we see it today.
However, there is a dark side. AOL sports more popup adds and spam than you can shake a stick at and lacks any domestic technical support. Ironically, the only facilities AOL houses in the United States of America are Cancellation Call Centers and Subscription Ques. I would venture to guess that this is a tactic to lull potential customers and saved customers into a false sense of security.
Call centers for cancellation exist in Oklahoma City, Albuquerque, Florida, Utah, Toronto, and Virginia. If you care to visit one of these fine establishments, make sure to bring an armored tank or helicopter gunship because those Call Centers are guarded like Fort Knox.
A video game cartridge for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in the early 90's. High speed hover-car racing and faux 3D graphics were the name of the game with colorful characters like "Captain Falcon" and a complete lack of multiplayer support. A cryin' shame if you ask me.
"Have you played F-Zero yet? Fire Scorpian is the balls man!"