Apparently, according to an "I'm in the know" friend of mine, I'm one of the last remaining people that still uses Hotmail as my primary e-mail account; I guess my spam-filter blocked that "G-mail is IN" msg.
Anyways, I've had the same account since 1996; which I got after going to my friend Sasha's house --- the first person I knew connected to them Internets.
I remember being really unimpressed w/ it. I mean, he was the only other person I knew w/ e-mail, and with no computer at my home, the only person I could send an e-mail to would be him, and it'd be sent from his parents' office. It was funny the first couple hundred times, but you know . . . what with a 28.8 dial-up connection, it really took a solid effort to go through with sending that fart joke.
Anyways, back to Hotmail. For those not familiar w/ using The Gates' letterhead, every time you logout, you are sent to MSN.com. Now every time you navigate away/to this page, especially if you're a user of Hotmail, it'll cater its news and ads to you; kinda like when you're searching for mp3s and you get ads telling you about hot chicks in *wherever you're based* trying to hook up w/ you. ("Oh hell yeah! Score! Um, wait a sec . . .")
Well, this article came up, I clicked it, I read it, and now I'm sharing it.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Learning To Fly (Emlord Edit)