CompuServe Inc. started the first consumer-oriented service in 1979. CompuServe catered to business, professional and technical people. These professionals were looking for electronic information and contacts. CompuServe members are college-educated and on the average are in their 40s. Their average annual income is about $77,000. Most own their own businesses. CompuServe now known as CompuServe Interactive or CSi has changed with the times. The system has recently added state-of-the-art features. CompuServe has been recently acquired by AOL, but will still have its own identity and interface. It still will cater to small-business and professional users. CompuServe is great for serious beginners, and advanced computer users. Available in 185 countries.