AOL disks

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Fri Sep 3 19:39:33 2004

On Fri, 3 Sep 2004, Charles P. Hobbs (SoCalTip) wrote:

> Hmmm....I remember seeing an AOL disk for an *Apple II* around here,
> wonder if it would still work....

AOL for the Apple ][ used to be called AppleLink. In fact, AppleLink
pre-dates AOL by a couple years. QuantumLink, as far as I know, was the
first service offered by what became AOL. That started out as a way for
people to try out software before they bought it. QL would actually crack
the protection on games and such and then put them up for download. I'm
not sure how they controlled copies once they were downloaded. Doug
Coward was once hired on at QL as a cracker but didn't see any future in
the company and so he moved on. Rumor has it he kicks himself every day he
wakes up.

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