The Fate of AOL: Not as Bad as You Think

By Deane Barker on September 25, 2005

Why Time Warner Has Fallen in Love With AOL, Again: I can’t believe Cory Doctorow hasn’t jumped all over this yet. It’s a case study for his point-of-view.

[…] America Online is not merely alive but defiantly healthy — especially when it needs to be, having recently taken a terrifying but necessary strategic step: making virtually all of its content available free at, no subscription required.

Remember when Time Warner wanted to get as far away from AOL as possible? Times have changed:

Richard D. Parsons, the chairman of its parent, Time Warner, has noticed. Last week, he singled out AOL as the division that offered the primary growth opportunity for the entire company