About 18 years ago I invested in a Sega Dreamcast, and I loved it. Along with some amazing games like Space Channel 5 (a franchise that NEEDS to make a comeback!!!) it had some pretty innovative technology built into it. The most exciting to me? A modem.
It took some time, but I remember sitting in the living room of my apartment in Orlando, Florida sometime in the year 2000 and connecting the Dreamcast to the phone line in order to connect to my dialup Internet service provider (ISP) – a local company called Access Orlando.
Side note: holy crap. Their website still up, and looks like it’s from the early 2000s! www.ao.net
Now, browsing the Internet wasn’t exactly something fun to do on the Dreamcast – especially since I didn’t have the keyboard. That didn’t stop me, though, from moving the controller across the keyboard on my screen to Pizza Hut’s website and (gasp!) ordering a pizza. This is something I now do with a couple of clicks on my iPhone, but 18 years ago? IT WAS TECHNOLOGY MAGIC.
I remember the Dreamcast with fondness, and still have mine in a storage unit where it gets pulled out for the occasional convention game room. What prompted this random post? This news article which is 100% accurate and TRUTH.
No DreamCast Classic: You Motherfuckers Had Your Chance to Buy One the First Time