Dueling Fools

Dueling Fools

America Online?
America Online Price (11/2/99): $133 1/8

November 3, 1999

You've got Duel! This week we bring you an online bout over the online giant. As the world's largest Internet gateway, America Online (NYSE: AOL) has built up a great number of fans and won itself a few enemies along the way.

Jeff Fischer (TMF Jeff) and Rick Aristotle Munarriz (TMF Edible) are our Dueling Fools. Jeff thinks the future belongs to AOL. Rick wants to short the future at the open.

So, you've logged on. Now, dig in! When you're done check out our Network Solutions (Nasdaq: NSOL) Duel Flashback to see who was the master of their domain.

You Get to Vote!

Once you've read the arguments and the rebuttals, it's your time to cast your vote. We'll tabulate results each week and revisit them from time to time to see whether you were right! As always, we invite you to join us in the Dueling Fools Message board to continue the duel.

[Any suggestions, comments, praise, or flames, please send them along to the Dueling Fools Team.]

The Bull...
The 1990s have been fruitful, but they were small potatoes. AOL is already calling the next century "The century of the Internet," implying that the 1990s were only a warm-up for what is on the horizon. Warm-up, indeed.
The Bear...
If you got here from AOL, you will probably side with the home team. If you have been singed by busy signals, slow-loading ad artwork, or generally ashamed of your former aol.com e-mail address, you're mine.