Sweet! I never heard of this. I was curious as to weather this would work or not. I always guessed that one could simply configure their ppp conection to simply log into aol and use their service w/o their software and I was looking at one point to find out, however I don't use aol and couldn't prove it. Here I see that I was probably wrong (I have to finish reading the site you posted).
My $.02 is that aol is a bloated corporate whore and I would stay away from her at all costs...however tech is tech and I was still interested