Monday, August 27, 2018

20 Years Ago on August 27, 1998 -- Bonnie Downgraded, Dow Dips

August 27, 1998: The day started with a continuation of the Hurricane Bonnie story, using the same satellite image, while the second text promo was for the new AOL Instant Messenger v2.0 Beta. (I guess the color printer wasn't available that day):

We did a midday update on the Bonnie story, using a photo showing the impact of the hurricane. The first text promo references another stock market dip:

Apparently, it was significant enough that we moved the Dow dip into the graphic spot, recycling the Personal Finance graphic we used for the downturn on August 21:

[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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