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VP Gems: Volume Two


Our newest feature, VP Gems, looks at the weird and wonderful contents of the Penn Libraries Collection.

The randomly-selected 4th floor stack labelled HC830K36 called to us, so we took solace in its fusty volumes and precise organization. Here's the best thing we found:

This dope book about web marketing published in 1997, called Web Visions.

...Given to the university by the Class of 1937, who were in their 80s in 1997, and probably not all that into the "internet."

1997: OJ Simpson went on trial, Ellen DeGeneres came out, and more and more ladies were doing their shopping online!

Let's all take a minute to remember the pre-2000 internet. It's cleansing, like a deep breath of fresh pixels.