Bob Pittman pranced up on the stage, following Steve's hot intro, and told us how a significant tell-tale sign of the way people are changing their lives based on the Internet: 52% of people have moved furniture in their home to accommodate a computer. Another sign 'o the times? December 25th, 1998 was their biggest day ever for online usage.
After a boogie and a shake, Barry bounded up to entertain with some in depth insight and demos of the new-fangled 5.0. "You've got Pictures," which is backed by Kodak, "My Places," a truly-easy-customizable homepage interface, search capabilities with results organized in AOL and out on the Internet, Netscape Open Directory approval and support, a Calendar, enhanced shopping capabilities, more customization, convenience and broadband support were thrilling high points in his aria.
And with a resounding finish with much bravado, an LLBean tote, AOL 5.0 mail icon adorned clock, a box of chocolates and the standard T-shirt, and we were on our way!
* Tried AOL 5.0 yet? What do you think? Tired of the hype? *