Cornell Tech Partners with AOL to Create New Outdated Technology

CORNELL TECH CAMPUS—With a multi-thousand dollar gift from AOL, Cornell Tech will form a new “Dropped Connection Lab”, where faculty, students and researchers alike will collaborate to create technologies that “would have changed the way we live a ten years ago”.

“The lab will not only conduct irrelevant research, but will also build poorly functioning prototype services that will consistently fail to perform the simplest of functions” said Cornell Tech Dean Dan Huttenlocher.

Some of the proposed research projects include faster dial up speeds, fax machines, and extremely limited internet access.

“We look forward to doing work that will affect absolutely nothing today,” said Huttenlocher.

Those interested in receiving updates on the research funded by AOL should friend Huttenlocher on AIM.

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