I’m consolidating and organizing some data backups today, adding files to Amazon Glacier storage using the fantastic Arq client, and just like when I dig through the boxes in the back of my closet, I’m finding all sorts of gems.

Here’s a great one – I was researching the specs and mechanics of banner advertising in June 1999, and collected a few samples of different approaches. Boy, how far we have come:


Remember this classic approach? Make your ad look like a popup window. And then when someone clicks the close box to get rid of it… boom! CTR lift.
quadmation


Microsoft was still talking about “the intranet”, because connecting all the computers in your office was still a revolutionary idea.
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Here are the rest of my vintage collection, posted for posterity and/or my own amusement:
clubcomputer


compaq1


compaq2


gateway


ixmicro_whowasfirst


macfanatic


onsale


outpostcom


sharperimage


ShopCom_movies02


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