Monday, July 30, 2018

20 Years Ago on July 30, 1998 -- The Big Unit (and a Note on Y2K)

[In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the home page, which relaunched with a new design on July 14, 1998. I printed screencaps and saved them. 20 years later, I'm scanning them in and posting them with a little commentary.]

July 30, 1998: Another Sports promo graphic, featuring Randy "The Big Unit" Johnson. (Not to be confused with an Absolute Unit):

Also, in looking through the past screenshots, I realized I missed a change in the Messages From AOL section at the bottom of the page: A week after launch, around July 22, we added an item about AOL's Y2K preparations, linking to a page on the AOL corporate site ( at the time, now redirecting to Oath). 

The publishing preview says the item may begun with the wording "AOL and the New Millennium: Find out about the steps AOL is taking to address this issue," though subsequent pages use wording that's much more direct: "AOL's Year 2000 Program."

The Messages From AOL section was provided by CorpComm (corporate communications) and didn't change very frequently.

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