Stubborn ideology always triumphs over reasonable thought.
Also the idea that “it’s not my congressman” is helping to keep them in there.
Concerning the Trivia Tidbit:
I collect ALL my old CDs ans DVDs on one HUGE stack (sth. betwenn 400 and 500 today). One day I had to re-stack them and counted them (around 250 back then). I realized how many of them were from AOL, so I counted the time you got free per CD. At the rate of that time (don’t remember when), it’s been worth almost 5000€. I wrote an email to AOL, offering to send them their CDs to receive the money – they didn’t even respond to that. Sadly…
BTW: I didn’t use one single AOL CD!
We used to give all the AOL CDs to my sister-in-law. She taught in High School and they would use the CDs in class to make air effect vehicles and race them.