Monday, May 13, 2019

20 Years Ago on May 13, 1999 -- AIM 2.0; Are You Too Fat?

May 13, 1999: We led the morning with the same old AIM 2.0 chat promo with the same old animated gif; the text promos are for AOL White Pages and Star Wars video games. The My News headline references the start of the Boris Yeltsin impeachment hearings:
For the PM update, the lead promo went with a "foot on scale" stock photo and... wow. Wow:"Are You Too Fat?" We'd get murdered if we tried that one today.

[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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