Hey I remember CompuServe! The most expensive online service ever. If you thought AOL's 5 free hours a month $2.95 thereafter was bad, CompuServe used to have zero free hours. Instead it charged you nothing for basic service, and $5.00 an hour for "extended" services. Extended services included just about EVERYTHING! Shortly before their demise they changed their pricing to be along the same line as AOL's (along with the elimination of basic/extended services). One thing that made CompuServe so much better than AOL in terms of early internet services was that CompuServe offered PPP. That is something AOL doesn't offer to this very day.