Machine’s have been altering the way in which we live for centuries.
I have found an activity called Technology at Home on pbs’ website where you can partake in an activity that helps you realize:
“How much time do you spend at your computer? How about listening to CDs or the radio? Watching TV? When was the last time you used a microwave oven?
Try to imagine going through a day without these items. They all make use of technologies developed in the 20th century.
This activity lets you go back through the century to find out when everyday items such as these first appeared in homes.”
It is available at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/tech/#
I could live in 1918; had my phone, my fridge, my gramophone, my amateur radio – I would be rockin’… Of course I would prefer 1951 with a tv and tupperware and some records and FM so I could actually rock…
Unfortunately the activity only goes up to 1998 – I would like to see it extended because lets face it, VCR’s are obsolete, and now replaced with DVD’s (and I would love to see the year of the laser disc put on there!) walk-mans are replaced by ipods, etc. etc.
Yeah, I don’t know if I could live in the 1918’s – well if I never lived in 2005 I guess I could – I wouldn’t know the difference.