First banner ad ever in the world. AT&T Hotwired.: Whoa, ugly.
When HotWired decided to make money from their website in 1994, they set in motion events that would come back to haunt us all: The creation of banner ads.
AT&T was the first to dish over some money to HotWired to display the beast they created, a 468 x 60 banner that came to life on October 25 1994.
Why in God’s name did they come up with those dimensions?
Again, via Slashdot.