In 2020, it’s impossible to imagine a candidate for the presidency—or any elected office—not having a website. Back in 1996, however, the World Wide Web was just beginning to change the world. One by one, the men (they were all men) running for president rolled out the earliest campaign websites. By 2020 standards, they were crude and sometimes comical, and the political operations behind them weren’t always sure what to do with them once they existed. But these digital relics are the first fascinating chapter in the history of how the internet changed politics, for better or worse. Read more.