Because some time in 1994, the userid "scarecrow" wasn't available on
AOL. I took the next bird that came to mind. Besides, "duck" has the
same number of letters as "crow", and it's funnier. Just ask the Marx Brothers. Really... I only
did it because my wife had an account of her own, and I figured, what
Why the plain-Jane HTML?
Because in the main, Flash is abused by nitwits with nothing to say.
Because HTML and plain text, appropriately used, can convey meaning
without fancy and slow-downloading graphics tools that require the
user to (again) download and maintain browser plugins, sometimes at their