Hit or Miss

Connection Woes…

Okay. I’ve been here a week and I still don’t have a campus computer account. No email, no network access, no dial-up.

To top it off, once I got my modem working again, I discovered that AOL does not have a dial-up number for this area code (660). So, I guess I’ll have to continue using the library’s card catalog machines on the sly for a while longer…

Speaking of AOL, they’re catching some heat for their new [email protected] program (at least, CNN Headline News said so but I can’t find it on the web anywhere). Basically, they’ll offer free AOL service to students (though banning online shopping and filtering porn). They hope to breed brand loyalty.

It’s kind of like the program at IU where we could get Microsoft products for $5 a CD. But now that I have to pay full price, I’m not hankering to buy any new Microsoft products.