Evolution

Hey guys!! Here’s my ds106 assignment related to cyberspace 🙂

After reading my friend Keiko‘s blog post on the same ds106 assignment, I found interest in it and thought it would be fun to make another version of it. 😀 Since she did her’s on computers, I decided to do mine on iPods 🙂 Well, here is the description of the assignment :

Alot can happen from birth to death. Be creative, show how things; animals, objects, technology, evolve throughout time. This assignment doesn’t have to be precise, your object evolving doesn’t have to evolve the way is expected during the process of evolution. Be creative!

The Process:

Although I wanted to do this on iPods, I noticed it wouldn’t make sense if I did it on the whole iPod collection. Therefore, I chose to do it on the iPod nano. I chose the nano because the product now is a lot different from the first iPod nano.

First, I went to wikipedia and searched on the history of iPods. Then, I came to this page and used the “Models” section for information for this assignment.

The Story:

For this assignment, I used Picasa to make my collage. Here it is 🙂

By looking at this image, we can see that iPod nanos used to be very thin and rectangular. However, if you were to buy a nano now, you would get it in a squared shape with just the touch panel (without the scroll). Personally, I liked the rectangular shape because it was easier to hold and easier to find when lost but I guess the square one is cute too 🙂

Here are some background information about the iPod nanos that I thought were relevant to this assignment and useful to refresh our memories on some of the older versions. 🙂

  1. The first iPod Nano was released on the 7th of September, 2005 and it replaced the iPod Mini. It was available in black or white and had a color screen for picture viewing.
  2. The second generation wasn’t so different from the first one other than the fact that it came in 6 colors. It was released on the 12th of September, 2006.
  3. The third generation had a 2 inch QVGA screen and came in the color chrome black. It also had a smaller click wheel and it was released on the 9th of September, 2007.
  4. The fourth generation reverted to the tall form and it came in 9 colors to chose from. It also added the shake and horizontal viewing, and was released on the 9th of September, 2008.
  5. The fifth generation was the first iPod to include a video camera. It also included a larger screen, an FM radio, a speaker a pedometer, and a polished exterior case while retaining the similar colors as the forth generation model. It was released exactly one year after the fourth generation.
  6. The sixth generation (the most recent one) was the first iPod nano that included the multi-touch screen and the clip from the iPod shuffle was added. However, the camera and speakers were removed. This was released on the 1st of September, 2010.
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4 thoughts on “Evolution

  1. Thank you for sharing!!!! I think everyone has any kinds of ipod;)
    I really like it!!

  2. tkko12 on said:

    iPod nanos have really changed! I had the second generation and when I realised, the fourth generation had already come out!!
    These changes occured really fast!!! Nice picture 🙂

  3. I love Apple’s newest Nano. Gotta say 😡

    Quite the evolutionary line, thanks for laying it out graphically 😀

  4. reiby826 on said:

    Its just so amazing when you lay everything out. You can really see the improvements in the products 🙂

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