8 Old Prodigy Ads Explaining Why You Need the Internet

Prodigy: It's all About the Encyclopedia

"Prodigy even has a 21-volume electronic encyclopedia that's updated quarterly." What could possibly surpass that?

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Prodigy: Money and Sports

It's got stocks stuff, it's got sports stuff, and did we mention that encyclopedia? We really, really think that's a selling point.

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Prodigy: Banking, Shopping, Games, and Dad Stuff

"It can follow just your stocks, huh?" Jeepers. "And here's England!"

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Prodigy: Fly Fishing

Finally, an online service for fly fishing. (No, really.)

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Prodigy: Beating Up On Your Banjo

Whoa. There's a lot going on on that bus.

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Prodigy: Your Local Diner

Apparently this one came from a Prodigy CD-ROM circa 1996. Note the 1996-era frame rate and crappy audio. The list of features at the end (including "downloadable files") is riding the sad-or-funny line.

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Prodigy: Now for Parents

Having a baby? Apparently you need to do more shopping online.

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Live on Prodigy

Gary Brown is live on chat. "If you're not a member, you should be." Keep an eye on the color scheme when they show the screen -- purple was very hip in those days.

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