Photograph Technology

One thing that is guaranteed to change from year to year is technology. I wish I had pictures of some of the things we used in our home when I was a kid. Oh wait…here’s one…

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Man did that cord (which was long enough to touch the floor) stretch! I could walk in circles around the kitchen and into the dining room as well.

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And thanks to Google images I can show you what our first cordless phone looked like…

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And even a gaming system back in the day…not that we ever owned one of these babies. But my friends did and boy did I love to play Super Mario Brothers! 🙂

Technology is one of those things that absolutely should be in your stash of photos! Here are some examples of the pictures I like to take.

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The item itself. Whether it’s your computer, or your TV, or your phone, or your game system…snap a photo of the technology you use on a regular basis.

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I love grabbing photos of my family using their bits of technology.

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Someday we’ll look back and laugh at how huge our phones were “back then.”

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I mean think how much Saturday morning cartoons have changed! Or the concept of waiting to watch a show until it’s on TV. My kids think all shows should be instant access. Even commercials are a novelty for them.

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I mean how we read books has even changed! So much variety in the ways we use technology in our day to day lives. All of it deserves photographic documentation.

What technology changes blow you away? What do you remember about technology when you were a kid? Leave a comment! I’d love to hear about your experience!

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6 Comments

  1. Nancy Closson
    Posted July 29, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Aside from cell phones, there are three major items that have ‘blown me away’ since I was a kid. The first is the microwave oven. When it hit in the early 80’s for home use, it changed everything. I personally think it was the beginning of our ‘hurry up’ persona that has continued to increase with each modern invention. Next, it was the television. I grew up with a huge black and white tv in a ‘stylish’ cabinet. I would watch until the test pattern appeared late at night. No 24/7 tv then. And lastly, an obvious one, the microchip with allowed us to experience everything from miniature calculators on watches to the laptops of today. I still consider myself to be young by longevity standards and I cannot wait to see what will be the next great game changer.

    • Posted July 29, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

      Thanks so much for sharing your memories Nancy! So fun to hear about the inventions that stand out to each of us. For me it was the cordless phone, the VCR, and moving from cassette tapes to CDs.

  2. Posted August 3, 2013 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    I have a funny story about a youngster that found one of those relic phones in her great grandmother’s house. I need to scrap that.

  3. lynne moore
    Posted August 4, 2013 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    Great topic. There was so much our generation saw change. Just the remote control for the TV was big for us. No more fear of walking into the room while Dad was watching tv and having to be his channel changer for 15 minutes. And cassette tape players that made it so you didn’t have to pop the tape out to hear the other side (my Dad had a difficult time remembering what to do from 8 track to cassette to auto cassette to CD). Now it’s how to work an iPhone vs. a regular cel phone. And the short cut buttons on TiVo. TiVo changed my life!

    • Posted August 4, 2013 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

      You are so right! I remember how excited I was about the remote in general, or the way the cassette tape player would play both sides. So much has changed in our lifetime!

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