TOPIC: Computer History -- Banner Ads
The inevitable occured in October, 1994. The first banner ad appeared on a World Wide Web page. HotWired, an early and prolific website content creator, is credited with inventing the banner ad motif. The first banner ad was a 320 x 40 pixel graphic with the text "Have you ever clicked your mouse here?" The ad appears on HotWired.com and is linked to the AT&T website.