Monday, September 23, 2019

#20YearsAgoOnAOLcom: Sept. 23, 1999 -- Fall Fares Fall; "Friends" Season 6 Premiere; New "NEW"

September 23, 1999: Thursday saw a purposefully repetitive "Fall Fares Fall" headline; that was about as much room for wordplay that we had in the limited space. The My News headline references the Mars Climate Orbiter crash -- you know, the one caused by the mixing of metric and non-metric units:
For the PM update, we went with the Friends Season 6 premiere; Thursdays were still very much "Must See TV." Also, in the search bar, we added NEW! in big, all-cap red letters, though I'm not sure why. (We also updated the Shop@AOL column text header, removing the little shopping bag image and adding .com):

[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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