AOL pays tribute to one of its own

This week, the AOL family lost an icon at our company.

Robert 'RJ' Scott was a legend at AOL having joined the company 28 years ago. Back then it was Quantum Link, or Q-Link, the online service for personal computers that changed its name to AOL in 1991. RJ started at Q-Link as a volunteer chat room monitor and then went on to work for AOL in many capacities until last November when he became ill.

In his most recent role for AOL, RJ served as the man behind the ' Feedback' email address. He read user comments every day, personally responding to many users. Through that role and previous positions, RJ interacted with AOL users on a one-to-one basis and developed a deep knowledge of what they wanted online and from an online community.

RJ was also an accomplished author and wrote a book about grieving for pets that received a five-star rating on Amazon. RJ was a dedicated, compassionate, kind and conscientious man. Many AOLers and former AOLers remember RJ fondly.

The AOL family felt it was important to feature RJ on the very site that he was such an integral part of for so many years. Thank you to our readers for sharing in this honor.