Sunday, October 20, 2019

#20YearsAgoOnAOLcom: Oct. 20, 1999 -- Get More Money; Bob Dole Quits; Halloween Tricks and Treats; Earnings

October 20, 1999: We started the day with a Personal Finance promo, for a change focused less on getting rich quick and more on reducing debt and cleaning up credit.

In the My News headlines, we see that Bob Dole (Bobdole!) ended his presidential bid:

For the PM update, we went with Halloween-themed commerce. In the corporate block, we see the AOL first quarter FY 2000 earnings call, which was was pretty good. Membership numbers at the time: 18.7M:

[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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