Michelle Doucet's Technology Autobiography

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1. Grandpa and his Commodore 64

1.1. bond with grandpa

1.1.1. showed us how to use it

1.1.2. tried to teach us how computers worked

1.2. fun games

1.2.1. boulderdash

1.2.2. Ghostbusters

1.2.3. frogger

1.3. floppy disks and commands

1.4. candy bag

1.5. first use of a computer

2. Records to Cassettes to CDs

2.1. ma's 45s

2.2. Madonna's True Blue

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

2.3.1. first use of CDs!

2.3.2. 10,000 maniacs unplugged

3. my sports walkman

3.1. Sony!

3.2. a sports strap

3.3. two headphone jacks!

3.4. waterproof!

4. my discman

4.1. xmas gift from mom in 1992

4.1.1. cost $109

4.1.2. skipped a lot

4.1.3. Panasonic

4.2. had it until I was 24

4.2.1. didn't want to get a new one

4.2.2. felt bad ma had spent a lot of money on it

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

4.2.4. everyone else had Ipods at this point

5. Macintosh/Apple 2GS

5.1. school computers

5.1.1. Oregon Trail

5.1.2. computers for learning

5.2. eddie's computer

5.2.1. Where in the World is Carmen SanDiego?

5.2.2. Dos

6. gaming systems

6.1. Atari

6.2. Nintendo

7. Our Gateway

7.1. ma's desktop computer

7.2. huge

7.2.1. took up a lot of space

7.2.2. dial up modem

7.2.2.1. took forever to load

7.2.2.2. slow and inefficient

7.3. used mostly for email

8. College

8.1. learned more about computers

8.2. started using them more for education

8.2.1. writing papers

8.2.2. looking up information

8.2.3. unix email

8.3. email and instant messaging

8.3.1. way to communicate other than "snail mail"

8.3.2. affordable and easy

9. Now

9.1. laptop

9.1.1. convenience

9.1.2. new and fast

9.2. printer

9.2.1. wifi

9.2.2. scans, photocopies, and prints pictures