Emerging and Obsolete Technology CD Laserdisc EDUC – 7108 Dr. David Thornburg Kimberly Dean
Obsolete Technology The Laser Disc Player of the 80’s In the technological world of education, there are many technologies we use for a year or so and then they are no longer utilized. This is what happened to the Laser discs.
Laser Disc Player The main reason the Laser Disc Player is not being used is because something Better took its place. This was the DVD. The DVD replaced the Laser Disc in many ways, but one of the main ways was in price. The DVD was much cheaper To purchase than the laser discs. The size was also an important factor.
DVD and DVD Player
The DVD versus the Laser Disc The smaller more compact size of the DVD and the player made this a more cost effective purchase.
Obsolete Technology Tetrad
McLuhan’s Tetrad Enhancement
Enhances: What does this technology do that is new.
Obsolete : What does it obsolete/ replace?
Retrieve/ Rekindle : What does it rekindle from the past?
Reverse : What may eventually reverse or replace it?
Obsolete Technology Tetrad Laser Disc Player Enhances: What does this technology do that is new? The video and information from various other sources can be see. Students can see wildlife videos, hear animals from different continents, and various news items. Textbooks are also enhances as with new information that can be seen not only on the pages but in the videos. Obsolete: What does it obsolete; replace? This technology replaces reel to reel tape movies and hopes to eliminate VHS videos. Retrieves and Rekindles: What does it rekindle from the past? The mystery of video and enhances the news footages from history. Makes textbooks come alive with video from different countries, cultures and instills new ideas. Reverses: What may eventually reverse it and replace it? Eventually this will be replaced with CD’s or DVD’s. The digital revolution has begun and the emphasis is smaller and more compact.
DVD Discs Enhances: Allows teachers to show videos the same as the Laser Discs but with less space and a less cost. Obsoletes: Costly Laser Discs, Reel to reel movie projectors Retrieves and Rekindles: Laser Discs, Reel to reel movies and VHS. Reverse: A technology that is much more advanced, more cost effective.
Emerging Technology Tetrad DVD Discs Enhances: What does this technology do that is new? Allows teachers to show videos the same as the Laser Discs but with less space and a less cost. Obsoletes: What does it obsolete/replace? Costly Laser Discs, Reel to reel movie projectors Retrieve/ Rekindles: Laser Discs, Reel to reel movies and VHS. Reverse : A technology that is much more advanced, more cost effective.
Evolutionary Technologies on Obsolete Technology’s Original Emergence. First VCR’s
There are six Forces of Obsolete Technology and Emerging Technology
Rhymes of History
Rhymes of History
The rhyme of history is how past technologies affect or influence new technologies.
Rhymes of History on Obsolete Technology's Original Emergence
A disruptive technology is something that displaces an old technology.
Disruptive Technologies Betamax player VCR Laser Disc player Filmstrip projector
Science Fiction imagination of creative thinkers in the movies things are always being projected on a screen whether they be movies, or thoughts in peoples brains.
Increasing returns is the war against two competing technologies that come out at the same time.
The DVD discs are in competition with other websites such as DiscoverySchool and other educational sites that research and add educational videos.
The competition between two technologies that leave behind all competitors.
DVD’s and Online Movies such as Netflix. For the DVD and Online movies would be Red Queens.
Interviews Name Title / Position Employment Date of Interview Harold Jones ITT Director Hamblen County School System 10 – 5 - 2011 Jackie Sissom Elementary Librarian Hamblen County School System 10 – 5- 2011
Who made the decision to purchase the laserdiscs?
What was the reaction when the laserdiscs went into the classroom?
How did the invention of the DVD take over the laser discs?
How long were the laserdiscs in the classrooms?
Interview 1 Harold Jones, ITT Tech Dept.
Interview 2 Ms. Jackie Sissom, Elem. Librarian
Future The future of the DVD and player when be virtual imaging. 3 D Holograms and such is displayed in many of the Science Fiction movies of today.