1. America On-Line, one of the first ISP's available for mainstream US. It is not very well liked, and is usually very slow. Put out "free" software through the mail almost monthly for a time, leaving many with useless extra discs. Still around today, AOL is now riddled with problems such as its lack of speed, annoyance of use, and its bad reputation.
*NOTE: Not to be confused with AoL, which is short for the second game in the Legend of Zelda
series, "Adventure of Link" for the NES, which introduced RPG elements (i.e, leveling up) into the series.*