Greenville, Mississippi -- Since 1994 Nick Russell has been receiving free trial disks from American online. AOL the worlds largest internet service provider has been sending out their trial disks for over ten years.
"It puzzled me because I don't own a computer or a phone line" said Russell.
Russell lives with his wife Doris Russell "It seems every time I come home he just has more and more of those disks scattered around"
Every time Russell would leave the house to go to the post office or a store with ties to AOL time Warner he would pick up a few copies of the newest version of the service provider.
"Well I just wanted to stay ahead with the times" apparently every time he saw an AOL commercial for the newest version, it would drive him crazy.
Now Russell's living room, bathroom and bedroom is over flowing with the disks. We asked what he plans to do with all of his spare disks. "Well, I seen this article in one of them fancy magazine at the doctors office, and one of them Californian fruits had covered his dog house and made himself a "diskette suite"
His wife said the suite is way out of the question however a coffee table and matching disk Curtains might be something she could look forward to.
As of now Russell is only covering his mail box with the sample disks. "Now all my neighbors will think I have AOL" which would bring a whole new meaning to "you've got mail"