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The Pathfinder Redux: Michael Wolff elaborates on what I had earlier dubbed the “revenge of Pathfinder”.
“This service, which started in th…

The Pathfinder Redux: Michael Wolff elaborates on what I had earlier dubbed the “revenge of Pathfinder“.

“This service, which started in the autumn of 1994 and closed in the spring of 1999, was called Pathfinder and proved two things: Selling Time Warner content on the Internet was pretty much a nonstarter, and the people at Time Warner lacked a certain flair for the Internet. We just don’t get it, they said. Which was the essential reason for merging with AOL. Now, in a fascinating and comic turn of events, AOL has come full circle to an idea that eerily resembles Pathfinder.”

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