The story was tongue in cheek, but many business people (especially older ones) don’t realize the message they are sending with their email address. If you have any type of business or professional service (real estate agent, CPA, lawyer, restaurant, etc) there is no excuse to not have an email address @yourcompanyname.com. It costs nothing.
Here’s my favorite from CNN’s article:
@aol.com = You are over 70 and still have the same email address you did in 1997
Fair or not, if you send an e-mail from an Aol account, the recipient is likely to expect it to be spam, a forward of some thoroughly debunked conspiracy theory or pictures of kittens.