Friday, December 14, 2018

20 Years Ago on Dec. 14, 1998 -- We've Got "You've Got Mail!"

December 14, 1998: I like the silly rhythm of the headline promoting synergy. The movie would open later in the week. The other text promos featured a "Get Rich Quick?" Personal Finance headline (riffing on fairly common spam subject lines), and a weight/wait pun.

The My News headline captured here refers to President Clinton's Middle East 3-day trip:

[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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