Thursday, October 15, 2009

What is your first memory of technology?


This week I want you to think back as far as you can and recall what is your first memory of technology.  Your generation is thought of to be "Digital Natives" - that is you have GROWN UP with technology around you and don't know anything different.  My generation is thought of to be "Digital Immigrants" and that we did not grow up with it.  Talk about your earliest memories of technology and how you think that shapes who you are today.

27 comments:

Matt M said...

I would have to say my first memory of technology is maybe the nintendo series of game councils.

Kasey on October 16, 2009 at 8:14 AM said...

I can't say I even remember when the first time I was introduced to technology. As far as I can remember, I have been around it ever since I was little. Now technology is around way more than what it was back then, 16 years ago.

Douglas stahlecker said...

well my first memory of technology has to be wen i was really little my cousins always made me play the original Nintendo and we always played Mario just to think hours of my life wasted by a video game, but it was soooooo much fun so yea that is my first memory

Britany G. said...

I don't really know what my first memory of technology is. I can remember when my grandma bought us kids a computer for my moms house, but that is all I can really remember.

Issy on October 16, 2009 at 8:22 AM said...

The only thing I remember seeing when I was little was my dads camera. I don't remember what kind it was or anything, but I know it was big and expensive. That's also a reason why I want to become a photographer.

Kevin Zakrzewski on October 16, 2009 at 8:31 AM said...

The earliest I remember using a computer was a year before I entered Kindergarten. There was an old, old, old Mac at my country school that had the giant 5"+ floppy drive. I remember playing Oregon Trail on it while my dad had school board meetings. I miss that thing.

Douglas on October 16, 2009 at 11:00 AM said...

The earliest thing that I remember would be the nintendo playing mario and lugi game.

Paige Stevens on October 16, 2009 at 11:00 AM said...

I don't really know what my first memory of technology was, but I do remember having a computer in my room when I was in elementary school and I used to play that Oregon Trail game all the time. Then bebo and MSN were a big thing for me in elementary. I spent many hours on my computer.

Kyle Eby said...

I would probably say i remember first playing with technology when I would play ninja turtles with my older siblings before we moved up to the baseball fields.

dustinross on October 16, 2009 at 11:03 AM said...

I remember for one of my earliest birthdays, say around 4th or 5th, I received a typewriter. This wasn't one of those electric ones. This was one of those that you had to almost punch the button just to get it to type. By the time I got done using it my fingers hurt soooo bad... But on that same birthday I got a calculator and pens and office supplies... I must admit.. I was a weird kid :/

Anahi P on October 16, 2009 at 11:03 AM said...

I would say a computer, When I was like in 1st grade my mom's friend had a computer and I though they were really cool, and that only rich people could have one of those, cause back then they were really expensive. Every time we went over to her house I just to get really exited and ask her if I could play games on it.

Misty on October 16, 2009 at 11:08 AM said...

I remember my teacher scooting me up to an fairly old computer and getting me on to the games. But that is about it. Honestly i think that it just got me into being very distracted and unfocused. Having the Mac has probably made it easier but i don't think that they actually help with the "learning" process.

Robert Binder said...

My first memory of true technology would be watching my brother play a computer game called 'Red Alert', I believe it was the first edition. I was only three or five but that would be my first memory, maybe I remember because I wasn't allowed to touch the computer out of fear I would break it.

Eric B said...

My first technology experience that i can recall is being in grade school. I remember working on the old slow computers doing minimal things. I thought it was a real treat at the time.

Ice's frozen pics on October 16, 2009 at 12:43 PM said...

The first technology in my memory is Nintendo-My brothers let me play and watch them play the Nintendo.

Shaleena's Blog on October 16, 2009 at 12:45 PM said...

My first memory of using technology, was when I was about 4-5 years old. It was the Old Nintendo with the only game I had which was Mario. Now its 2009/2010 and the world has now: Play Station 2, Play Station 3,The 360 and much more. I also have another memory which is my first game boy the very old style ones. I don't have it anymore though. I dropped it in the toilet. Technology has change in a great range of different things and will continue to grow.

Darik Fox said...

I don't remember the first time i used any type of technology but what i do remember is going over to my grandma's house and playing the Nintendo.

Erin Gotschall on October 16, 2009 at 12:49 PM said...

I don't remember my first experience with technology. But I do remember watching the TV show Arthur and also playing on the computer. My sister and I used to play Oregon Trail. I think it kind of shapes who I am today because I have a lot of memories from technology growing up. It teaches me how much technology has changed and also the fun we had playing our games.

Ron said...

My first memory is when I got a Sega game system for my birthday.

Cody M. said...

The first time I even came in contact with technology would have to be when I was about 5 yrs old my grandma had this really old Nintendo Gameboy. But it was fun, i used to play it for hours on end.

Kalynn H . said...

uhm .. i'd have to say , the x-box ! i don't even know how to play it , but it was something new to me like 3 years ago .

Markus' Blog! on October 16, 2009 at 12:53 PM said...

My first memory of technology was when I was 6 or 7 years old. A friend of mine got an old nintendo. Before he got his nintendo we used to play soccer but when he got it we spend all our time in front of that for about a month.

Kelsey Mundhenke on October 16, 2009 at 12:54 PM said...

It's hard to think that far back, but I do remember that my aunt gave us a Super Nintendo for Christmas when I was probably six or seven. I also remember playing with my aunts bag phone that she had in her car.

Anonymous said...

Hey, O'Neill!
I appreciate the opportunity to check out all the ways you are using technology to learn and teach.

Some of my memories of technology include our friends down the street having a Beta machine to record shows on television. The Beta came before VCR's. Also, my brother and I played a game called Lemonade Stand as well as the Oregon Trail game. I wish I could remember the name of this program where we could plan out our garden by designing the space, placing the flowers in the desired spots. Then, we could press a couple of buttons, and the computer would show us what the yard would look like for each season.

A little history lesson. . . :) My friend what we called a "bag phone" which was this huge phone in a case as big of some of your larger purses now. It had to be plugged into the cigarette lighter to work, and it was strictly for emergencies since the minutes were so expensive.

I had my first email account in 1993 during my first year of college. Even though I went to Wayne State College, the account was through the University of Florida, and four of us shared it.

Well, technology is changing for sure. I'm excited!

Sincerely,
Sarah Kroenke- Omaha Visitor

Michael Drobny said...

My first memory of technology would be a gray super nintendo. I always played super mario and bugsy on it.

Molly W said...

I would have to say my first memory of technology would be my friends mom had a bag phone in her car and that was before the cell phones actually came out. I just remember it being the coolest thing ever and I always wanted to play with it. Then when i was about a 4th grader i remember my brother got his own cell phone and it was a little Motorola and i thought that was the sweetest thing i had ever seen! i remember it rang one time and i was like "AWESOME!!!!" then gradually at school we got hp flat screen computers which i always tried to get my work done as fast as I could so i could go play on them! But i would say that technology has had a big part in my life and if we dont have the training for it then we might not be as successful as we could be. I think with everything I've learned through my years of school is great. Meaning I have the old fashion pencil and paper and the technology way. I think kids in my generation have it the best because we have experience with both! ~ MW

Demi said...

My first memory of technology has got to be the original intendo...we grew up with it and i still love playing it today, its my favorite game and it never gets old

 

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