Tuesday, November 13, 2018

20 Years Ago on AOL.com: Nov. 13, 1998 -- Travel Holiday Bargains

November 13, 1998: Travel holiday bargains featuring a Strange Brew reference in the lead spot; it was also Friday the 13th (not sure what that has to do with clothes shopping), and the movie weekend promo name checks Brad Pitt vs. Jennifer Love Hewitt in Movies; it was a pretty oblique (but space-compliant) way to reference Meet Joe Black and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.

Also, you can see the updated Web Center column listings, with the order I'd penciled in on Nov. 10: Entertainment, Sports, Travel, Personal Finance, Computing, Local, News, and then all the rest. This was probably a listing based on editorial (or was it business--wasn't really a difference back then) priority, not actual usage:
[Series note: In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the AOL.com 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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