Um, AOL already has a decent infrastructure. ANS, and all that. Furthermore,
merging with a telco would dilute their brand-name. AT&OL? AOMCI? C'mon...
On the other hand, this just came across my transom...
TIME magazine [Sept. 22, 1997] is reporting that
<BR>AMERICA ONLINE is set to announce a new alliance with its biggest
<BR>competitor, MICROSOFT. New partnerships include licensing the
<BR>magazine SLATE, produced by MICROSOFT. About AOL's new
<BR>AOL's Case tells TIME, it's one based on "ambivalence and, to some