The Hell Freezes Over Contest

210

Comments

+ Add a Comment
avatar

plaskon

Carmageddon.

avatar

MaximumMike

Haha. Awesome game. I loved the windshield wipers that that came on to wipe the pedestrians off your windshield as you plowed through football fields full of people.

avatar

iguana15

iOmega Zip Drives.

avatar

JoBlo

I remember trying to get duke 3D to run on Pentium MMX with one of the first voodoo cards with 32mb of system ram. Was a decent PC at the time.

avatar

permalost

I think one of the pieces of technology with the most everyday impact was the first camera phone. How many people don't have one?

 

But I still think Deep Blue is one of the more important milestones.

avatar

Raswan

The N64, without a doubt. Super Smash FTW!

avatar

Phrish

I work at a camera company and actually started in 1997. So... I'm going to have to say that my favorite (or most notorious) piece of tech from that time would have to be the 2 MB PCMCIA memory card we used in our first digital camera. I'm not even talking CompactFlash, but an actual PCMCIA card used as storage... and 2 MB at that.

We've come a long way since then...

avatar

Keith E. Whisman

Remember the digi cams with the 1.44mb 3.5" floppy drive built in to them? Hell my current camera phone pics are larger then 1.44MB. And back then my Cell phone was tethered to a bag with a heavy battery and control unit until I bought a nice qualcomm handset. 

avatar

Jacob Stanbery

DVDs R Da Bomb Of 1997.

avatar

jtrpop

AMD K6!

avatar

geltech@gmail.com

Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to earth!

avatar

BSLSK05

 

64Mbit NAND EEPROM 

 

 

avatar

Holly Golightly

Hmm, I am debating on this one between Nintendo 64 and NetScape Navigator!

avatar

RootedOddity

Office '97

avatar

BaconIsMeatcandy

IE4, don't hate.

avatar

gruvsf

I'd like my EZ 135 drives back, please.

avatar

whathuhitwasntme

My very first PC, sporting an AMD proc, and a BEIGE BOX of awesome, 1997 was the year of the beige box!

avatar

D00dlavy

Daikatana was supposed to be released in 1997.  Remember?  John Romero was supposed to make you “his bitch.”

Having given a 1997 example of a bad FPS game that was vaporware until 2000, it’s only fitting that I win this contest and be given the next chapter of vaporware done gone released.  :-)

Viagra became available in 1998, sadly missing 1997 for most awesome technology.

...Medicine is technology.

avatar

watuzi

CD-RW drives and media. Also, Netflix.

avatar

timmmaaayyy2003

DVD-R of course ;)

avatar

knexkid

IE4

avatar

eric31593

the mp3 of course!!!! 

avatar

emPC_fan84

definitely dvd-video

avatar

ravenfn

My vote HAS to be Dolly the sheep. The first clone EVAH~! So with our SATAIII SSD-equipped, six core technology --- why can't we clone people yet?

avatar

SeverianSilk

Probably because there's no one on earth who we need more copies of. For most people, one is already too much.

avatar

Khasnod

I have to agree other posters, Deep Blue II is my favorite

avatar

SeverianSilk

I'd have to echo that it was definitely the PII release for me. Remember building a system with one of those and playing so much Jedi Knight 2 online with friends. Ah... junior high.

avatar

Cabal468

Grand Theft Auto...

avatar

TommM

USB 1.0, baby!

avatar

mesiah

Definately my NEC 21" monitor.

avatar

level1paladin

I would say when Microsoft introduced the Active Desktop. The Star Wars Active Desktop wallpaper I had that worked with the IE 4.0 Active Desktop feature was my favorite thing of 97.  Strangely, this was cooler to me than my Diamond Stealth 2000 and playing Duke 3D, Jedi Knight or Quake with my friends. 

I dont understand why that kinda stuff isn't around.  Sidebar gadgets just dont cut it.

avatar

warrblade

Best RPG EVER!

Most people's reason to even get a Playstation!  Also, dual analog FTW!

avatar

nmanguy

Do games count? What I liked from 1997 was Age of Empires. If they don't count, then I like, uhh... how about... DVD players?

avatar

ddimick

I have equally fond memories of my 65-pound 21" CRT NEC monitor and Yggdrasil GNU/Linux.

avatar

Maktaka

Hmm, that would be at the time "my" (really my parents') increasingly-obsolete Pentium II 233 MHz Gateway 2000 computer. MMX and Win95 baby! Played a lot of P.O.D. on that thing.

I didn't play Duke Nukem 3D until PC Gamer put the whole thing for free(!) on a demo disc sometime after 2000.

avatar

bloodgain

I'm gonna go with the Mars Pathfinder. There was a lot of cool tech and innovation on that project, but my favorite part was the Sojourner rover.

avatar

SumBiTch

Internet explorer version 4. I really liked it at the time

avatar

MrSelatcia

DVDs for sure. 

avatar

JohnnyCNote

Intel Slot 1

avatar

tony2tonez

haha just a side note, Microsoft invest $150M to save Apple. 

avatar

doadu

so looong ago.  Think I was gaming with a Voodoo card.

avatar

tony2tonez

AGP video cards are released. 

Man remember 4x AGP, lol.

avatar

Morichalion

The wheel. Spins 'round. Right right.

avatar

big_montana

Hard to choose between Office '97, US Robotics 56K modem, AMD K6 proc, or Netscappe 4.0. Probably go with USR 56K modem, as it allowed screamingly fast 'net access!

avatar

JoBlo

You spelled porn access wrong. hahaha

avatar

ferariman

pentium II. where would we be in this time without this little winner? we would have nvidia CPUS of course!!! i know i said Cpus

 

WAIT A SECOND!!! NO ARIZONA?!? I FLICKING HATE U

avatar

Thxe

My favorite tech since 1997 is definetly the AMD Athlon 64.

avatar

Bender2000

Nokia 8110. And Trinity

avatar

cwditter

Deep Blue! Down goes Kasparov!

avatar

Phrish

LOL +1

Log in to MaximumPC directly or log in using Facebook

Forgot your username or password?
Click here for help.

Login with Facebook
Log in using Facebook to share comments and articles easily with your Facebook feed.