Vintage AOL Coasters

Here’s a fun fact for you.

Did you know that in 1998, all coaster CD production went towards manufacturing AOL coasters CDs for weeks?

“When we launched AOL 4.0 in 1998, AOL used ALL of the world-wide CD production for several weeks.  Think of that.  Not a single music CD or Microsoft CD was produced during those weeks.” -Reggie Fairchild, Product Manager for AOL 4.0 (Quora)

“Get Optimized,” indeed.

I’ve been helping my parents clean out their basement, and found my some of the install CDs that I used as coasters in college. I hope I can find more of them as we keep cleaning. They make me smile.

(Via BoingBoing)

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