Saturday, October 27, 2018

20 Years Ago on Oct. 27, 1998 -- Talk Is Cheap... AIM 2.0 Is Free

October 27, 1998: A lead promo for AOL Instant Messenter (AIM) 2.0. The graphic is a (clearly) faked up IM conversation. It would have been a great candidate for an animated gif treatment, but I don't remember if we had the capability to do that back in 1998, especially given file-size sensitivities for our 56k and 28.8 modem users:

[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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