There were days when it took a whole room for a computer to work properly. Then there were the days when after-dinner radio program were so popular that it was almost a family tradition to listen to these radio plays, comedy and horror shows after dinner. And there were the days when a teenager’s biggest joy was to buy his favorite singer’s audio cassette or vinyl record with his own and hard earned pay. But we will discuss the rather recent history of how technology has evolved and changed in these past few years.
As mentioned earlier, people used to buy audio cassettes, vinyl records and CDs of their favorite artists. In those days the success of an album was measured and based on its total units sold. And according to the sales of these cassettes and records, albums were classified as Gold or Platinum record. Then came the era of Walkman’s and portable radios and it was a new thing in those days.
People were happy that they can have all their favorite music in form of a cassette and radio in their pockets. This Walkman’s were soon replaced by smartphones and iPods. The main specialty of these iPods and smartphones was that they could play video along with the audio, took a rather small place in the pocket of young boys and girls and also they didn’t want to carry two devices in their pocket at the same time so they preferred iPods over Walkman’s and portable radios.
Same is the case in video playing department, a couple of decades ago, VHS cassettes and VCR players were all the hype and renting the cassette of a new movie was rather difficult and people had to wait before another customer returns the cassette so they can borrow it. Then CDs and DVDs were introduced so the sale of CD/VCD/DVD players saw a new rise. These days, Blu-ray and HD players are famous.
Blu-ray offers and exquisite quality of videos and the case of removable storage isn’t much different. In old days, zip drives, floppy drives and cassettes were used to make back-ups of different files, then the USB flash drives that become instantly popular and are still more popular today but today is the era of cloud computing and online backups.
You forgot to put your important files, for example a presentation that you’ve been working on these past few days. Not to worry, when you’re about to start your presentation, just open the file you saved earlier on a cloud server and continue with your presentation.
Personal digital assistants and pocket calculators and computers were also popular in olden days and people found them very useful, but with the advent of smartphones vshare apps, the PDAs and calculators have almost become obsolete. There is an app available for almost your every thought and problem these days. Smartphones and tablet computers have certainly made our lives easier.