Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The Internet in 1996

Dude looks back to the year 1996 when websites are so damn ugly! From eKarjala:
You'll notice a few things about Bestbuy.com. The first thing is that although Best Buy has cornered the market on computers, their website looks like complete ass. The second is that they, too, are obsessed with Dalmatians, going so far as to include an "101 Dalmatians Holiday Savings Coupon Book." Sounds pretty good, but not good enough to reward Best Buy with the annual "Your Dalmatian Location" trophy. The last thing you will notice about this website is that there is a pig on the left who is giving us a gift. When I actually visited the website, he was animated: he pulled out the gift from behind his back and then presented it to me, as if I was supposed to know who the fuck he was and why I had made his gift list. Next time I'm in 1996 remind me to never visit Bestbuy.com.
(Thanks Ken)

1 comment:

Meredith said...

The "Dalmatian location" bit is because the movie "101 Dalmatians" (starring Glenn Close as Cruella) was released in 1996. It was a marketing tie-in for McDonald's and doubtless for Best Buy as well.