The 1980’s was also a great year for technology. The PC, on a more primitive level was invented however it led to the advancements that we now have. On a floor plan the PC is seen in houses, schools and businesses. Now that we have more of an advancement PC’s are also seen in bags and in cars and on airplanes.
In 1983 the first Cabbage Patch Kid doll was sold. Since their creation, the dolls have gone on to become one of the highest selling dolls of all time. On a floor plan these dolls can be seen in children’s rooms and in their beds. The dolls were very light so they were easy to carry around as well in cars, road trips and on board airplanes. These dolls were everywhere. My mother used to use them to put her sewing needles in so that she wouldn’t lose them.
In 1984 one of music, video game and storage greatest inventions was created, the CD-ROM. Because of this creation people are able to save bigger files, watch movies anywhere and unlike the tape, they are able to select what they want to see or hear at anytime without going through the whole tape.
1984 and 1985 brought on the biggest conglomerates of all time technology wise, Apple and Microsoft. These two companies revolutionized computers and brought on a war for who was ahead technology wise without treading on each others shoes. They each had their own vision therefore their designs in software were different. In modern times, people say whether they are a windows user or an apple user because when you swap over to the other system/computer things are different and more confusing. In terms of a floor plan computers/operating systems during those time were usually found in study rooms or in bedrooms.
In 1987 the disposable camera was invented, another product that is rarely seen these days but an amazing invention during its time. People were able to take holiday snaps for a cheap price and drop it off to be developed. For children it was a fun time because their parents were no longer concerned about giving them their expensive photo equipment therefore kids were more likely to have used one once in their life time. In terms of a floor plan, these cameras were usually seen on kitchen counters and tables in rooms, usually children’s rooms.
In 1988 and 1989 the world saw massive developments in cell phones and in television’s. Cell phones finally had a digital interface, no where near as good as today however it was the beginning of its reinvention. In terms of television, this was the beginning of the High-definition television as we know it.
Bellis, M. (2015). What Were the Key Inventions of the ’80s?. [online] About.com Money. Available at: http://inventors.about.com/od/timelines/a/modern_3.htm [Accessed 15 Aug. 2015].