Today is the tenth anniversary of the establishment of my primary e-mail address . Maybe not such a big deal, but I wonder how many people are using the same address and account after a decade. I don’t mean aliases or forwarding services, I mean the actual account tied to an address. Where would you even find stats on this?
Mindspring, by the way, was a small ISP founded in Atlanta in 1994. It was acquired by Earthlink six years later. I’ve always liked the Athena reference.
Yeah, I’ve held onto my mindspring address for quite awhile, too. You know what irks me? My brother, who used to hop from free account to free account every 6-8 months once chastised me for dropping the “.” from my address. (It used to be first.last@mindspring and I changed it to firstlast.) The nerve of that guy.. one lousy small change in 10 years.. grumble.