Obsolescense, ho!

If you hadn’t noticed before, Facebook is reaching the end of its online life cycle. The social networking site’s new partnership with AOL seals the deal.

AOL has been back on the market since December 2009 after doing absolutely nothing for Time Warner for eight years. (Time Warner tried to get out of their obligation earlier, but AOL kept sending bills anyway.)

We’re calling it, folks. Facebook Internet time of death: February 11, 2010, 11:25 A.M.

This is the end … this is the end, my dial-up friend

Netscape Navigator, that 28.8 and 56K champion, died a sad and quiet death this past Saturday. It was unloved and unused for most of the past five years.

In its prime, Netscape was a browser chosen not for its proven ability and power, but for its visual design, making it the aesthetic winner of the mid-1990s, or as I like to call it, Web 0.7. If you ask them, many will remark that they haven’t used Netscape since their days in high school, running on that new Pentium-powered edition of Windows 95. I know that I can. A moment of silence, if you please …

… Now, if you’re not using Firefox, you’re a dummy. Get off of Internet Explorer already and get with the program, dumb-face.