Monday, March 03, 2008

The New Pace of Technology

The pace of technology is ever increasing and we can see this in the Fisher Price Tickle Me Elmo toy series. There has been more versions than what I am showing here, but look at the dates and leaps in technology and you will see my point.

1996 - The first TME toy is relased allowing a stuffed toy to interact with the child playing with them.

2006 - Motors controling Elmo's limbs are added to create animation.

2008 - Improved motor skills give the Elmo toy much the same characteristics of movement to that of his on-screen puppet counterpart.

2010 - Dissatisfied with being treated like disposable play things an army of indestructible Elmos rises up.

2011 - A new order is established.