Over the past year, I have read several admissions/proclamations/boasts by people who note the they would never hire someone who has an AOL email address. [For the record, I do not have one.]
Apparently, they believe such an address denotes a lack of hipness or creativity and reveals a certain stodginess. Based on my unscientific review of friends who have those addresses, I can say that conclusion doesn't hold up. One or two might be somewhat cautious or formal, but all of the others are pretty bold operators and a few are very unconventional. Perhaps having an AOL address is their way of protesting the accepted forms of hip and they see it as so far out it's in.
Anyway, have you encountered or practiced this bias? Looking over your own circle of acquaintances, are there any who use an AOL address and don't fit the negative stereotype?
[Update: Check out Eclecticity.]