Ruth Bradford

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  • Cassette tapes

    Cassette tapes
    Casette tapes were what I grew up listening to. We would record our favorite songs from a record, or the radio.
  • Typewriter

  • Typewriter

    I took Type I when I was a junior in high school. The big technology addition was correction tape, where you could just backspace to have the correction tape automatically cover the error.
  • Desktop computer

    Desktop computer
    This computer is like the first one my sister got. I was a senior in high school and she would help me type papers on the computer. You had to use the function keys for everything and I would get sooo frustrated!
  • VCR

    You had to rent a Video player, along with the movies. My friends, siblings and I would go in on a VCR rental.
  • CDs

    CDs as we know them were launched in 1982. Again, I waited a couple of years to use the technology because of the expense when it first came out.
  • Card Catalog

    Card Catalog
    In 1991 I helped transfer card catalog records to computer at my first library in Hawaii.
  • Cell phone

    Cell phone
    Second generation cell phones came on the scene in the early 1990s. I got my first cell phone in 1994 when I moved to Oahu from the Big Island. I didn't have a landline, just a cell phone.
  • DVDs

    DVDs became available in the U.S. in 1996. I didn't get a player or DVDs until a couple of years later when they became less expensive.
  • Cordless phone

    Cordless phone
    I don't know exactly when we first got a cordless phone, but it was probably in the late 1990s.
  • Smartphone

    I was late to the smart phone party! Smartphones came out in the early 2000s. I waited to get a smart phone because of cost. Now I wonder how I ever survived without one!
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    My Tech Life - Ruth Bradford

    Here are the most important technologies that have influenced my life.