Evolution of Technology – Travel

Travel is for everyone

In this edition of the Evolution of Technology blog series, which is co-written by Professor David E. Weber and myself, we take a look at Travel. How we book it, do it, and live it. Without a doubt, travel has undergone incredible changes since I went to Europe using Frommer’s “Europe on $5 and $10 a Day,” when I was 19. And, we did it, too. I’m going to take the first stab at this column, followed Professor David E. Weber who, as I am writing this, is traveling to and from England.

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Evolution of Technology – Customer Service

Cartoon about customer service

In this edition of the Evolution of Technology blog series which is co-written by Professor David E. Weber and myself we take a look at Customer Service. I’ve recently spoken about this on my radio show and I wrote a short Social Media Social Good column that touched on this topic as well. However, Professor David E. Weber and I will now take a look at it through the lenses of the past and present. As this series of columns strives to do, we will remember the way it was and, at least with Professor Weber, those memories tend to be mighty accurate and detailed. I have a hard time remembering what I ate for breakfast. So, forthwith, Professor Weber leads off:

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Evolution of Technology: Adding and Subtracting

Comic about evolution - Darwin

Professor Weber leads off our look at adding and subtracting – math – and the devices old and new that we employ, in this edition of the Evolution of Technology blog series which is co-written by Professor David E. Weber and myself.

We often use the term technology as a catchall shorthand reference to the microprocessor-driven devices (notebook and desktop computers, mobile telephones and smart phones, tablets, iPods and more) we use for work, play and management of our lives generally. The basic purpose of the chips in the hearts of those devices is to perform calculations. Therefore, to think in terms of the evolution of technology is to a significant extent to think about the evolution in tools used for calculating.

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The Evolution of Technology: MTV

MTV logo

It’s time to continue our Evolution of Technology series, this time remembering MTV. As usual, I co-write these columns with Professor David E. Weber. I can’t believe I’m even putting “MTV” and “Remembering” in the same sentence, but it’s now been long enough that MTV is part of our nostalgia plus the changes in MTV have been significant in addition to its impact on our culture and entertainment.

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The Evolution of Technology: Home Movies

by Professor David E. Weber and Bruce Sallan

Our technology series continues a bit more on target by remembering the early days of home movies. We mean “movies” like in film, like in 16-mm, 8-mm and Super Eight, which were the primary sizes/forms when home movies were introduced. Professor Weber will lead off with his recollections and memories of this long-gone technology:

A projector casting flickering images onto a flimsy portable screen in a darkened living room: we called it watching home movies, once the only way an amateur filmmaker or chronicler of family life could work with the moving image.

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