Final Reflection: Kaleb Parrish

For my Final Reflection Blog #8, I decided to listen to Zach Larson’s, Issaya Salemsay’s, and Melissa Urueta audio story for the DTC 201 project #3.

For the 1st different audio story posted, I decided to listen to Issaya Salemsay’s audio story. Issaya’s story was about the progression of cell phones, in which he interviewed his mother. Her main message from the interview was to address how dependent society is on cell phones nowadays. In our day and age, our smartphone can control almost anything such as the tv, a gaming device, stereo system, and home alarm. This is a decent example of oral history because it addresses a major change in different generations in terms of communication.

For the 2nd different audio story posted, I decided to listen to Zach Larson’s audio story. Zach’s story was focusing on the progression of cameras. The subject of the interview was Blake Gurney. An interesting fact was when Gurney mentioned how nowadays it seems as if everyone has access to a camera with them. This is true to anyone who owns a newer version of a cellphone, smartphone, ipad, laptop, etc. This is a decent example of oral history because it addresses change in different generation’s technologies being able to have access to a camera.

For the 3rd different audio story posted, I decided to listen to Melissa Urueta’s audio story. Melissa’s story was focusing on someone’s first hands-on experience with technology. He mentioned that he has the ability to text or check his bank account or even go on social media accounts all on one device. The smartphone has made his as well as everyone else in this world’s life easier balancing work and social lives. He also claims that its a blessing yet also curse because technology can be addicting but also extremely useful. It sometimes then becomes to useful and we overuse these powers since most of the time when we have technical difficulties with technology, we seem like we are lost without it. This is a decent example of oral history because it addresses change in our cellular technological advancement being able to have our phones almost be able to do anything and everything.

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