Technology in the Community: a Millennium Reflection
Technological development was one of the key characteristics of the last century, and today's older people have experienced fundamental and unprecedented changes in their lifestyles as a result of technological innovation.
Technology in the Community: a Millennium Reflection sought to record ordinary people's memories of the advent of complex technology into their lives and to give voice to reflections on the impact these changes have had.
The project was developed in collaboration with McCarthy and Stone (Developments) plc and co-funded by Bournemouth University and Racal Electronics.
Funding limitations meant that the majority of the interviews were conducted using standard analogue cassettes and table top recording equipment. Sound bites incorporated into the presentations were were recorded on mini disc using a Sony MZ R55 mini disc recorder and transferred to the web authoring program using the computer's default sound recorder software.