Task 1 – The Eighties

7 12 2010

The first task is to choose a decade that interests us from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, and reasearch important or new things that happened during the 10 years. As you can probably tell from the title i chose the 80’s.

One of the reasons i chose the 80’s was because of how everything evolved a lot during the decade.

Some of the things i will be reasearching will be

  • Music
  • Films
  • Technology

Influential 80’s Bands




Task 1 – 80’s Tech

7 12 2010

Technology in the 80’s has had a massive factor on how we work and play today

The first computer was released in 1981 which was called the IBM PC

Through the the 1980s, computers were developed for household use, with software for personal productivity, programming and games.

Another thing that was invented in the 80’s was the iconic Nintendo Game Boy. It was invented in 1989 and had buttons labeled A, B, SELECT, and START, plus a directional pad, when sold, the Game Boy was originally bundled with the puzzle game Tetris

Many popular game were released in the 1980’s as well such as Super Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong and Frogger. But the two most iconic releases of the 80’s was Tetris and Pac-man

Pac-man was an arcade game developed by Namco where the player controls Pac-Man through a maze, eating pac-dots. When all dots are eaten, Pac-Man is taken to the next stage,  four enemies (Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde) also go around the maze chasing after Pac-man.

Tetris was released on June 6, 1984 and was played by a random sequence of shapes composed of four square blocks each falling down a playing field. The objective of the game is to move the shapes by moving each one sideways and rotating it by 90 degrees, with the aim of creating a horizontal line of blocks without gaps. When such a line is created, it disappears.

Sources: http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/other-gadgets/80s-tech.htm,