Wednesday, January 09, 2019

20 Years Ago on Jan. 9, 1999 -- Autos and Terrible House Ads

January 9, 1999: Generic Saturday promo with new cars, downloads, and online clothes shopping.

I take this moment to direct your attention to the sampling of house ads in the bottom of the ad block; first off, in the AIM block, according to the faux editor's marking, the text should be "CLICK FREE! HERE!", while in the AOL 4.0 ad, I can't tell if the people are dancing or fighting:

[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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