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Talking D.C. Innovation With Former AOLers Steve Case and Ted Leonsis (Video)

The tech world has changed pretty dramatically since Walt Mossberg wrote about a new service that was helping get America online 23 years ago.

The tech world has changed pretty dramatically since Re/code co-founder Walt Mossberg wrote about a new service that was helping get America online 23 years ago.

“Though it has just 200,000 subscribers and still suffers from some shortcomings, America Online features the type of graphical interface, popularized by the Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows on the PC, that is sweeping all of personal computing,” Mossberg wrote, when he called AOL a “sophisticated wave of the future of such services.”

AOL remains one of the Washington area’s largest tech success stories (even though it moved its HQ to New York City eight years ago and now is being acquired by Verizon).

As part of the Washington special series, former AOL chief executive Steve Case and former president Ted Leonsis sat down with Mossberg at Revolution, their downtown D.C.-based venture fund, to talk about how the “DMV” (the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia) has changed as a place for entrepreneurs over the past 30 years; how Washington helped create the Internet; and why people often have a negative impression of D.C.

Here’s the full session:


This article originally appeared on Recode.net.