Not to Put Too Fine a Point on It, But

This is the precise moment VH1 stopped playing music videos and the record industry as a whole decided they needed more control of their artists’ output.  Both realized there’d probably never be a song better than this:

Haiku for AOL Instant Messenger

AIM had a good, long run.  From 1997 to last month.

No one who came of age using it still does, and still, it’s sad to see it go.

Here’s a story about it.

A few years ago I wrote this silly haiku that now seems more apropos:


A-I-M logo,

One day, you will stop running.

One day, you’ll be back.