Wednesday, October 31, 2018

20 Years Ago on Oct. 31, 1998 -- Are "Free Halloween Downloads" a Trick or Treat?

October 31, 1998: Halloween was on a Saturday, so naturally we promoted Halloween downloads, since there's no more natural Halloween activity than downloading a pumpkin screensaver, wallpaper, or mouse icon.

I'm not sure what the scary TV and movies promo pointed to; either TV listings, or an Entertainment package on horror movies.

[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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