"The year was 1997 and AOL was the clear leader in Internet Access with it's America OnLine dial up internet service. I used it and most other people that I knew used it as well. NetZero was still a year away when AOL release AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) for Windows as a stand alone version (It was included in AOL Desktop originally but it wasn't until it was released as a stand alone version that it really took off)."
"Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline’s novel, is the story of teen hero and walking-’80s-pop-culture-encyclopedia Wade Watts. (What can we say? Ernest Cline believes in writing what you know.) The story follows Watts on a journey through a moody dystopia and the virtual world of OASIS, hunting for— what else?—easter eggs.
"President Donald Trump has signed a directive that authorizes NASA to return American astronauts to the Moon—a mission that would lay the foundation for a possible mission to Mars. The renewed emphasis on space exploration, said Trump, is to ensure America’s primacy in space, to protect its citizens, and to create jobs. But while a coherent and ambitious space program is welcome news, the announcement can also be seen as a distraction."