Wednesday, October 17, 2018

20 Years Ago on Oct. 17, 1998 -- 1998 World Series Kicks Off

October 17, 1998: The Padres faced the Yankees in Game 1 of the 1998 World Series. We led with a photo of David Wells.

The first text promo references Power Computer, which is like a second-order Mindvox inside joke that I wasn't really privy to.

Also, the second promo (which I belated realized has been dedicated to Shopping content for the past few weeks), uses a strikethrough font, in the service of targeting the coveted naked online grocery shopping demographic:

[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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