Here is a site which should have vanished long ago but luckily has not, so we can explore the natural beauty that is a 1996 presidential campaign page. The homepage appears below (seriously, full quality, as it appears on the page).
|According to this, Dole had 2 issues he cared about: K-12 education, and Technology and Internet.|
Reading through the updates yields the following description of the page:
On August 1, Dole for President unveiled the first individually customizable political web site. If you haven't been to the new site, here's a rundown: When you first visit the site, you are given the option of setting up a custom Dole web page. (Requires a Netscape 2.0 compatible browser)
That is in fact the font that they used. For all I know, that was the only font on the internet in 1996. Sadly, without a Netscape 2.0 compatible browser, I was unable to customize my Dole web page (I wanted to focus on the issues most important to me: federal regulation of bourbon quality and photogenic cats getting the right to vote). Having been stymied on that front, I went back to the homepage, when I noticed this image:
|Pretty sure we've found the oldest gif on the internet.|
|Is his dog named Leader? I think his dog is named Leader.|
|Maybe he just had one of those really old computers with a tiny screen?|
After some further research, I found the issue:
Right now, we feature a variety of downloadable wallpaper images. Decorate your desktop with Dole for President graphics! The images below are shown at 50% of their actual size and are designed to tile seamlessly on your desktop.
Ummmm...no. That can't be right. Can it?
|I guess the campaign strategy was to convince everyone that total control by our robot Dole overlords was inevitable.|
So, yeah, that doesn't look great. Also I can't locate any of my desktop icons now, and my computer is refusing to do anything for me until I change the desktop back. Let's keep in mind the most important thing here, though. It was time for the internet to change, and thanks to Bob Dole, IT HAS...
|The future is here, and it's a tiled desktop wallpaper.|