AOL: New Metaphor Sighted!

Posted by: Jon Fine on November 22, 2006

Is comparing AOL to network television a smart thing for its new CEO to be saying?

I will grant Falco this: I think this is the first time I’ve heard the metaphor of AOL-as-network-TV-of-30-years ago.

The metaphor of AOL as cable TV? Heard that. The one of AOL as The Thing That Will Change Everything At Time Warner, Just Wait? Absolutely? And—I am sure—there were others.

But—correct me if I’m wrong—AOL as Network TV? No.

Reader Comments

Gartenfackeln

November 24, 2006 2:06 AM

Very interesting page with interesting comments. I like this.

Don

November 27, 2006 10:02 AM

They're the Cadillac of ISPs!

umm, who drives a Cadillac these days?

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