Here’s a quick recap of what was going on in the world in 1998, when we launched OtherSpace and embarked on the adventure of JointheSAGA.com:
- Google founded in Menlo Park, California.
- Voyager 1 overtook Pioneer 10 as farthest-traveled craft.
- First components of the International Space Station delivered to orbit.
- Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
- Titanic won best picture in the Academy Awards.
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom opens.
- Bear Grylls climbs Everest.
- Microsoft releases Windows 98.
- North Korea adopts a military dictatorship government.
- On TV: Friends, Dawson’s Creek, Charmed, Will & Grace, Sports Night, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- Music: I Don’t Want to Wait by Paula Cole
Adia by Sarah McLachlan
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) by Backstreet Boys
- Books: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling, A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin, The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett, Bag of Bones by Stephen King
- Computer games: Half-Life, Grim Fandango, Fallout 2, Baldur’s Gate, Unreal, Starcraft: Brood War, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.