What is ‘Record’?
A record is something you could store information or data
on. An album is also a source of recording because you
are storing music in it.
Record has changed through time it has gone through so
many different stages and as the years go on it becomes
The purpose of a record is so you could store data on it. It
is formatted in a way so the data that is stored on the
record is accessible.
The earliest forms of recordings are cave
paintings and Runic Alphabets. In the past
cavemen use to carve drawings into walls to
make a note of events that had taken place.
The more recent forms of recording after
the cave paintings were the ‘hydropowered
organs’ which played cylinders automatically.
Runic alphabets were used to write runes
and a way of communicating through
Thomas Edison perfected the phonograph
which was a cylinder material like tin foil
etched onto grooves. This then developed
into the gramophone.
Record has developed and continues to
develop. There are new ways to store
information and to record information.
Platform Type How This Might Be Used
Print (Written) Books This is used for reading or recording
an issue that took place. This could
also be a source of entertainment.
Audio /Video (Sound) Cassettes, Recorders To record sound, music or
Audio (Sound) Podcast This is like a radio and records voice
or sound you can replay.
Film (Visual) Video Recorder Something you could watch e.g.
Audio (Sound) CD, iPods To record music by artists or voice.
Print (Written) Magazines, Newspapers Something that you could read and
has been documented
Film (Visual) DVDs, Videos To record something that can be
Online (Visual, Sound) Blogging To keep a record of writing or stories.
Could be like a dairy.
Online (Visual, Sound) Email, Network Groups You could store stuff on your email or
send emails to people all around the
world and still keep the data.
Film (Visual) Camera Something you could record yourself
and then watch over
Audio (Sound) Microphone To record voice or sound to play back
and keep as evidence
PrintIn the past people used caving drawings into
walls and caves as a way of recording
information and stories. Print has largely
developed over time. It has gone from
pictures on the walls to written print in
magazines and books.
Writing was just a form of storing historical
events but it has now become a sort of
entertainment. People write books or for
news papers so other people could read it. It
has become a way of spreading information.
AudioThe first few devices used for
recordings could not even record the
sound of voice. Thomas Edison and
other famous people have worked in
the past to find ways where music and
voice or any type of sounds.
The phonautograph was the first type
of audio that was able to record sound.
Now it is very simple to record sound.
There are different equipment that can
be used to record such as microphones
and CD players. Other types of audios
are cassette recorders, hard disc
recorders, tape recorders and many
FilmThere have been many developments
when it comes to recording films.
There have been many different stages
in improving film for example the
kinematoscope which was a rotating
paddle machine which you could view
Film has developed a lot from just
viewing pictures it has gone to 3D
films. This is all due to the change in
technology and the different types of
equipment to make this possible.
Today they use cameras to record
sound and to record people for films.
Technology also allows us to edit our
films and record over something that
has been recorded.
The internet is used for many different
things for example research, homework,
surfing the net, writing and many more
productive things. Before computers
were invented people used type writes to
write letters or stories and before type
writers were invented people wrote
letters with their own hands. Technology
has developed. There are many more
advanced technologies than the
computer for example the MACs and the
The internet has also developed. The
internet is very wide and it has a lot of
information on it. It can be used to store
information and to receive information.
Over the past few centuries record has developed. It
has developed into what we now call the internet,
computers, audio, print, blogger and many other forms
Record will keep on changing over time and we will
see many more developments. We have all ready been
introduced to 3D films and iPAD's and computer
games. In the future we expect to see more
spectacular achievements like 4D films and even 4D
films. We could see rather than computers portable
screens that come out in thin air. Technology and
records are a forever developing business which is