Sunday, July 28, 2019

20 Years Ago on July 28, 1999 -- Get a Better Job; $99 Fall Fares

July 28, 1999: We started out with another passive-aggressive promo author's "Get a Better Job" promo; not sure why the ads printed in black and white, I don't imagine that actually happened in production; the second headline references the safe return of the Space Shuttle Columbia (the mission was STS-93):
For the PM update, we went with Last Chance for $99 Fall Fares (good luck with that); oddly, although the screenshot was printed at 6:36pm, we still had the morning top block format (with the sock quote lookup box). Probably human error (mine):
[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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