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Timeline of My Exposure to Media

  • Digital Camera

    Digital Camera
    In 1991, Kodak released the first professional digital camera system (DCS), aimed at photojournalists. I was already exposed to cameras since I was born. My parents always took pictures of me when I was still a baby. It was very useful in capturing important events into pictures.
  • Television (Cathode Ray Tube)

    Television (Cathode Ray Tube)
    The first cathode ray tube scanning device was invented by the German scientist Karl Ferdinand Braun in 1897. In our house, I always watched cartoon shows in the television. The television is one of my entertainments in my childhood. The shows being broadcasted in the TV were very entertaining and it was also informative.
  • DVD Player

    DVD Player
    The seeds for DVD were planted in 1986 when Warner Home Video first advocated the development of a format to put movies on a five-inch optical disc, similar to the CD that had taken the music industry by storm just a few years earlier. My parents usually plays music in our dvd player, and sometimes use it to watch movies through CDs. It was entertaining through the music and movies it played.
  • Radio

    Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian inventor, proved the feasibility of radio communication. He sent and received his first radio signal in Italy in 1895. My parents usually plays the radio in our house in order to listen to local news and for entertainment. It is useful especially when there is a blackout because it runs without electricity.
  • Books

    In Ancient Egypt, papyrus was used for writing maybe as early as from First Dynasty, but first evidence is from the account books of King Neferirkare Kakai of the Fifth Dynasty (about 2400 BC). When I was 2 years old, I was a day-care student, so I was taught to read. I was exposed to books for children, like story books. It was very entertaining at the same time informative.
  • Newspaper

    In Boston in 1690, Benjamin Harris published Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick. This is considered the first newspaper in the American colonies. My elders in the family are fond of reading newspaper, every week a person will deliver newspaper in our house. As a kid, it was boring because the texts are all about news.
  • Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell was awarded the first U.S. patent for the invention of the telephone in 1876. Elisha Gray, 1876, designed a telephone using a water microphone in Highland Park, Illinois. My family owned a landline telephone. It was useful in contacting people that are far away.
  • Mail

    The United States Postal Service is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government and has been responsible for providing postal services in the U.S. since its start in 1775. Mails are usually delivered to our house, sometimes the postman stick the mails on our gate. The mails were not really useful because technology is gradually advancing.
  • Keypad Cellphone

    Keypad Cellphone
    On April 3, 1973, Martin Cooper made the first mobile telephone call from handheld subscriber equipment, placing a call to Dr. Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, his rival. My grandfather owned a Nokia 3310 phone. I usually borrow it and play games in his phone. The phone was entertaining and useful in communication.
  • Microphone

    In 1876, Emile Berliner invented the first microphone used as a telephone voice transmitter. Microphones were usually used in programs in MCA when I was a kindergarten student in the school. It was useful on broadcasting and communicating in a certain area.
  • Dynamic Loudspeaker

    Dynamic Loudspeaker
    The standard dynamic loudspeaker was first built in the 1920's and uses a magnetic field to move a coil or magnet which is connected to a diaphragm. I was exposed to loudspeakers when I was a kindergarten student of MCA. It was usually used during programs in the school. It was useful in broadcasting information in an area because of its loud volume.
  • Walkie Talkie

    Walkie Talkie
    Canadian inventor Donald Hings was the first to create a portable radio signaling system for his employer CM&S in 1937. He called the system a "packset", although it later became known as a "walkie-talkie". I first noticed the walkie talkies on policemen roaming around the streets, it was very loud and easily catches people's attention. It is useful in communicating to other people when working or facilitating.
  • Handheld Game Console

    Handheld Game Console
    The Lynx was a handheld game console released by Atari in 1989. The Lynx holds the distinction of being the world's first handheld electronic game with a color LCD display. I was exposed to handheld game consoles because my classmate owned a gameboy, and plays it in our room. It was very entertaining because of the games it played.
  • Game Consoles

    Game Consoles
    In 1972, Magnavox released the Magnavox Odyssey, the first home video game console which could be connected to a TV set. Playstations become so popular, and our neighbor owns one. Sometimes I went to their house and play it. It was more entertaining because the game's graphics are more better and there were some added features.
  • Desktop Computer

    Desktop Computer
    The first personal computers, introduced in 1975, came as kits: The MITS Altair 8800, followed by the IMSAI 8080, an Altair clone. I was exposed to desktop computers because MCA has computers in the computer laboratory. During our computer subject, we usually use computers. Computers were useful and efficient on doing tasks like writing or editing.
  • Printer

    The history of computer printers started in 1938 when Chester Carlson invented a dry printing process called electrophotography. The computer laboratory in MCA has printers, it is very useful in printing an output of a certain project.
  • Photocopy Machine

    Photocopy Machine
    In October 1937 Chester Carlson, a patent attorney in New York, invented a process called electro photography. In 1938, this was renamed Xerography and the first known photocopy was the "10-22-38 Astoria". Our teacher photocopies texts for our lessons. It was very useful especially when you want to duplicate certain writings.
  • Projector

    The first movie projector was the Zoopraxiscope, invented by British photographer Eadweard Muybridge in 1879. Projectors were used ny some of my teachers to show a visual aid of our lessons, it was also used in the church. It is very useful in broadcasting visual aids in a certain area, that can be used during lessons or lectures.
  • Internet

    In 1965, Donald Davies proposed a national data network based on packet switching in Proposal for the Development of a National Communications Service for On-line Data Processing. I was exposed to internet because I play games on it. It was entertaining and it allows communication to be efficient.
  • Social Media

    Social Media
    The first recognizable social media site, Six Degrees, was created in 1997. It enabled users to upload a profile and make friends with other users. I was exposed to the social media "Facebook." I only used facebook to just play games. It was entertaining and useful in communication.
  • Touchscreen Gadgets

    Touchscreen Gadgets
    Ericsson was the first brand to actually coin the phrase “smartphone”, with the release of its GS88 in 1997. My classmate owns a touchscreen cellphone. It was more efficient and better compared to the keypad cellphone.
  • Portable Computers

    Portable Computers
    The Osborne 1, released in 1981, used the Zilog Z80 and weighed 23.6 pounds (10.7 kg). It had no battery, a 5 in (13 cm) CRT screen, and dual 5.25 in (13.3 cm) single-density floppy drives. My classmate and teachers owns a laptop, it was more efficient compared to the desktop computers because it can be carried anywhere with ease.