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Michelle Doucet's Technology Autobiography by Mind Map: Michelle Doucet
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Michelle Doucet's Technology Autobiography

Grandpa and his Commodore 64

bond with grandpa

showed us how to use it

tried to teach us how computers worked

fun games

boulderdash

Ghostbusters

frogger

floppy disks and commands

candy bag

first use of a computer

Records to Cassettes to CDs

ma's 45s

Madonna's True Blue

Grandpa's gift, a stereo that let me play all three

first use of CDs!

10,000 maniacs unplugged

my sports walkman

Sony!

a sports strap

two headphone jacks!

waterproof!

my discman

xmas gift from mom in 1992

cost $109

skipped a lot

Panasonic

had it until I was 24

didn't want to get a new one

felt bad ma had spent a lot of money on it

finally bought a Sony one that didn't skip and only cost $40

everyone else had Ipods at this point

Macintosh/Apple 2GS

school computers

Oregon Trail

computers for learning

eddie's computer

Where in the World is Carmen SanDiego?

Dos

gaming systems

Atari

Nintendo

Our Gateway

ma's desktop computer

huge

took up a lot of space

dial up modem, took forever to load, slow and inefficient

used mostly for email

College

learned more about computers

started using them more for education

writing papers

looking up information

unix email

email and instant messaging

way to communicate other than "snail mail"

affordable and easy

Now

laptop

convenience

new and fast

printer

wifi

scans, photocopies, and prints pictures