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September 26, 2010

Forgotten Appreciation

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jennifer Chang @ 9:13 am

9/20:  Millard 5-7

It’s funny how most of us stopped appreciating what we use and have on a daily basis.  iPods, cellular phones, flat screen high-definition televisions and even listening to the radio, just to name a few.  I, for one am guilty of this forgotten appreciation for techology until recently.  During the first day of Ms. Amy Herzog’s class when she played the first recording of Thomas Edison’s voice, it opened my eyes how much the world changed and how much of an influence he was.  I know, “Jen Chang is an idiot”, but in all honesty, listening to his voice was amazing.  Because of his ideas, we are fortunate enough to get a taste to the past where it all started and to the future where it will probably never stop improving itself.

Andre Millard also says this in his text, “The growth of the technology of recorded sound and the business enterprise based upon it exceeded even Edison’s grandiose plans for the phonograph.”  From the phonograph, the innovation created new ideas, new machines and new systems of recording and with these new creations, big companies such as RCA, General Electric and Sony were borned.  Millard also mentions with the history of recorded sound also started the history of motion pictures, which started the collaboration of ideas with film makers and record companies.  Again, what the phonograph started was a whole new era that Edison probably never imagined it would turn out to be.

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13 Comments

  1. Hi Jenn,
    So glad that those recordings had such an impact. It’s one thing to think about history as an abstract concept, but quite another thing to experience a literal voice from the past. And you are right, many of these new technologies evolved in ways the creators never expected. Looking forward to reading more!

      Amy Herzog — September 26, 2010 @ 10:00 pm

  2. I agree that we do not appreciate all the technology that we have. The reason for this is because we are spoiled. We grew up and already had all these wonderful toys. We cannot appreciate older technology like the phonograph because it seems obsolete to us and out of place. We cannot relate to that era.

      robshem2 — October 26, 2010 @ 12:11 pm

  3. You’re 100% right, we’re not appreciative of all the new technology we have available at all times. Our generation is reliant on new technology so much that it’s become just a part of our everyday lives. During the time of the first recording I know everyone was estatic, here was something new no one had ever done before. In today’s society though,everyday some new technolgoy is being invented and then that technology isbe replaced shortly after with another new invention, and the cylcle continues.

      nicole — October 28, 2010 @ 11:38 pm

  4. I agree that we do not appreciate all the technology that we have. The reason for this is because we are all spoiled. We grew up and had all those wonderful toys. We cannot appreciate older technology like the phonograph because it seems obsolete to us and out of place. We cannot relate to that era.

      robert shemanski — November 6, 2010 @ 12:25 am

  5. Jen,
    I agree with what u said in the beginning of your response. We are so used to having all of these technological advances and we truly take it for granted. We are waiting for the next touchscreen phone or 3D TV when our parents just had regular TV with antennas. Although it seems iPods and flat screen TVs have been around for a long time, technology itself its really new. Film has been around for 100 years and music recordings since the time of Edison. Listening to Edison’s voice was sorta like a reality check of how fast technology has progressed in the past 100 plus years.

      dbanegas100 — March 1, 2011 @ 10:31 pm

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