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Posted: December 12, 2011 in Technology
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Our world is now a digital world and its technology is forever evolving, technology drives the change. Some of the biggest technological changes over the past decade have been phones, computers and television and it is still evolving.

In the 1870’s, Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham both created the telephone. This was a massive technological change that would shape our world today. Before the creation of this invention people were communicating via telegraph. The dot-and-dash morse code system was a very successful way of communicating however change was needed, people needed to talk to people. This is where the telephone began.

Ever since that bright moment, we have been communicating via telephone,however the invention has changed dramatically still since then. In the late 1990’s the mobile phone was created, this enabled people to use the telephone on the go and has been an even greater success.

Since the early 1930’s Computer technology had startedits journey in the new digital world and began to rapidly evolve along with it. In 1981 a company called Apollo Computer revealed its first computer work station called the DN100. This was one of the first computer work stations. A year later a company called Commodore released their own computer, an upgrade to the Apollo DN100, they called it the Commodore 64, it came with 64KB of RAM and featured impressive graphics for its time. Nothing compared to computer today. Over the years computers evolved rapidly, getting bigger and more powerful, faster and more reliable. Nowadays we have desktop computers and laptops, all of which vary from size, speed, graphics and other technical components that build them. Still to this day computers are evolving, what will come next in computer technology.

Televisions are also a fast moving digital change. They have gone from black and white to colour in the space of a decade and nowadays they are in HD and more recently 3D. When television were first around not everyone had them, they were expensive and very much like gold dust, now nearly every home has at least one television, it has become a necessity in this digital world, we rely on it. It’s entertainment, educational, relaxing, informing and reliable.

Over the years we have invented many technical devices, mobile technology, television and computer technology being the most important and effective to our lifestyle. These individual technical devices are now evolving into one another. For example mobile technology now offers new possibilities and has merged with television and computer technology. We have gone from just phoning people to communicate to texting, messaging such as Facebook and twitter, Imessage and Blackberry Messenger and the more recently Whatsapp, which enables you to Imessage and Blackberry Message people. Using the internet, watching television on your phone and news applications, nowadays instead of picking up a newspaper or waiting for the news on the television or radio, you can look at it straight away on your phone by just entering an application such as the BBC News application on my phone. Games, emailing, photography, video-recording and it has now even evolved in 3D technology.

What is going to come next? What will be the next evolution phase? What else is going to happen in our forever changing digital world?

Refrences:

http://inventors.about.com/od/bstartinventors/a/telephone.htm

http://www.computerhistory.org/timeline/?year=1981

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

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!

Televisions:

Are now in HD

3D

Surround sound

Flatscreen

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.