Forgotten Gadget from Bangkok traffic love story (2009)
Bangkok Traffic Love Story is a Thai romantic comedy film released by GTH on 15 October 2009. It was directed by Adisorn Tresirikasem and written by Navapol Thamrongruttanarit. The film tells the story of Mei Li (Cris Horwang), a thirty-year-old woman feeling desperate about being last among her friends to marry, and her relationship with Loong (Theeradej Wongpuapan), an engineer working on the BTS Skytrain system. The skytrain, which celebrated its tenth anniversary the same year and lends its name to the film’s Thai and English titles, is prominently featured throughout the story.
The film was criticized for its loose plot, but critics felt that young middle-class female Bangkokians could identify with the contemporary setting. The film was financially successful, earning 57 million baht on its opening weekend and over 140 million baht after four weeks.
It’s been 10 years since the movie was released, a lot of change in new media. If we watched it 10 years ago, it look modern but now it looks so old fashion. I will explain you why…
1. VCD or DVD
VCD stands for ‘Video Compact Disc’ and basically it is a CD that contains moving pictures and sound. If you’re familiar with regular audio/music CDs, then you will know what a VCD looks like. and DVD is a digital optical disc storage format invented and developed in 1995 and released in late 1996. The medium can store any kind of digital data and is widely used for software and other computer files as well as video programs watched using DVD Players. DVDs offer higher storage capacity than compact dics while having the same dimensions. Nowadays, the new released laptops don’ t have CD or DVD drives anymore, because of its size, too big and heavy. It’s an old, dying materail A lot of the world simply doesn’t use CD/DVD drives anymore, that’s just the way technology goes.
2. Foldable phone and BlackBerry
Before smartphone we use 3Gs foldable phone which can call, text, listen to the music and take a photo. when you want to text someone it have to send it via SMS, don’t have chat program like today. BlackBerry was one of the most prominent smartphone vendors in the world, specializing in secure communications and mobile productivity, and well known for the keyboards on most of its devices. At its peak in September 2013, there were 85 million BlackBerry subscribers worldwide. However, BlackBerry has since lost its dominant position in the market due to the success of the Android and iOS platforms; their numbers had fallen to 23 million in March 2016. The evaluation of phone changed so fast, this year it feels as though there’s some innovation and movement in the smartphone market again – 5G tech has just started to become available, while phones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X have prepared us for a future of foldable phones.
Apple caught up in the photography department with its iPhone 11 series, especially in low light shots, while Google continued to push the AI credentials of its software with the Pixel 4 phones. From Samsung to OnePlus to the revamped Nokia brand, the future looks brighter than ever for smartphones.
3. CRT TV
CRT TV is a type of CRT television that was most widely used back before the invention of the flat screen television. CRT TV is a television device that uses cathode ray tubes. These tubes contain one or more electron guns and fluorescent screens that are used to view images. Currently, it almost no longer available for sale. Because quite heavy and technology that is out of date. . Nowadays it replaced by a Smart TV which is either a television set with integrated Internet capabilities or a set-top box for television that offers more advanced computing ability and connectivity than a contemporary basic television set. Smart TVs may be thought of as an information appliance or the computer system from a mobile device integrated within a television set unit, as such a smart TV often allows the user to install and run more advanced applications or plugins/addons based on a specific platform. Smart TVs run a complete operating system or mobile operating system software providing a platform for application developers. It enables you to browse the web, watch YouTube and catch up on social networking. Some of the TVs (such as Samsung) currently support Flash as well, which means a better web browsing experience.
4. Gossip Magazines
Gossip magazine are magazines that feature scandalous stories about the personal lives of celebrities and other well-known individuals. This genre of magazine flourished in North America in the 1950s and early 1960s. The title Confidential alone boasted a monthly circulation in excess of ten million, and it had many competitors, with names such as Whisper, Dare, Suppressed, The Lowdown, Hush-Hush, and Uncensored. These magazines included more lurid and explicit content than did the popular newspaper gossip columnists of the time, including tales of celebrity homosexuality and illegal drug use. Some of you may think Magazines are dying because of the technologies that we can read it online, to be honest, I rarely see it but eReaders are rising! But E-Books cannot replace the paper magazine the sound and feel of paper, the strain-free process of reading ink on paper and getting content into your brain is irreplaceable purely from the sensory and tactile point of view. But how many kids these days have been to a library or read a newspaper in their lives?
5. Compact camera
Compact cameras are intended to be portable and are particularly suitable for casual “snapshots”. Many incorporate a retractable lens assembly that provides optical zoom. In most models, an auto actuating lens cover protects the lens from elements. Compact digital cameras typically contain a small sensor which trades-off picture quality for compactness and simplicity images can usually only be stored using lossy compression (JPEG). Most have a built-in flash usually of low power, sufficient for nearby subjects. A few high end compact digital cameras have a hotshoe for connecting to an external flash. Live preview is almost always used to frame the photo on an integrated LCD. In addition to being able to take still photographs almost all compact cameras have the ability to record video. But now almost every one have a smartphone to take a picture, it can easily connect to the internet, whether you have a phone contract that includes data or you use a BT Wi-fi hotspot. Once connected you can share photographs from your phone within seconds, via text message, by attaching them to an email or by posting them to Facebook. Sharing from a digital camera is slightly trickier, as you have to carry a cable or card reader around with you and have access to a computer. Another solution is to invest in an Eye-Fi cards that can upload photographs online.