Saturday, August 25, 2018

20 Years Ago on August 25, 1998 -- Hacky Hurricane Headline

August 25, 1998: The top promo block is a mini-package around Hurricane Bonnie, which formed the week before, featuring Research & Learn, My News, and a shameless, fruitless shopping promo (online grocery buying wasn't really a thing back in '98).

I also wrote a really lame text promo using an obvious, hacky reference to My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean.

[Series note: 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 under the tag #20YearsAgoOnAOLcom.]

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