Technology speech

Posted: December 12, 2011 in Technology

Im going to talk about technology in media convergence.

I am going to talk about three topics which I found the most important in the development of our digital world; mobile technology, computer technology and television technology.

Firstly I am going to talk about mobile technology.

In the early 1870’s Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham both created the telephone.

Before this we were using the telegraph with a system of dot-dash-dot. This was a good way of communicating however change was needed, messages could be translated wrong and an improvement was needed.

This was a massive step in our mobile technology movement. The first major step.

This invention evolved further leading to the creation of the mobile phone in the late 1990’s.

Now-a-days mobile phones are a necessity in our lives. We use them everywhere, everyday for everything.

Journalists use them, we use them in a journalistic way, filming anything exciting that we come across. We use them in emergencies and much more.

Computer technology is also a massive necessity in our digital world now-a-days. Just like the mobile we will use them everyday and some people will take them everywhere!

The Computer started its slow journey in the early 1930’s. However it wasn’t until 1981 that a massive break through happened.

Apollo Computer created the DN100.

It was a fully working work station. Slow to todays standards but it worked.

A year later the Commodore64 was created and came with 64KB of RAM. WHICH IS NOTHING! But back then it was a lot.

How did we survive?

Now-a-days we have macs, laptops decent desktop computers with GB’s of RAM and TB’s of memory!

Last but not least Television Technology.

Televisions have changed dramatically over the years and have probably evolved the quickest.

They’ve gone from Black and white with no sound, to black and white with sound, to colour and now HD and 3D. They’ve been in all shapes and sizes, box and parallegram shaped to now flatscreen, even mounted on the wall.

Now-a-days we don’t just use mobile phones for talking we use them for all sorts:

We have phone applications for News, Facebook, News, Twitter and much more

For that we need internet access.

We use them for storage

Some even have Microsoft office or similar software

They are mini computers


They are faster, stronger, smaller and bigger, we have nearly unfillable harddrive space, HD webcams, software galour and now even mini computers such as the ipad!


Are now in HD


Surround sound


And the new and upcoming IPTV is coming soon. What is going to happen next?

Why have a chosen these 3 technological things to talk about.

Because they all link together.

Mobiles needed the computer technology to work.

Computers needed the television technology to work.

Mobiles also needed the television technology to work.

All of them linked to each other, needed each other and they wouldn’t have been successful without each other.

Our world depends on technology.


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