Project Outline

Blog Outline

I. Homepage (Page 1.)
-Introduction to the project

-Picture of a Diner’s Club Card
-Crone, Emily S. “Discover Buying Diners Club International.” –
CreditCards.com. April 7, 2008. Accessed February 04, 2013.
http://blogs.creditcards.com/2008/04/discover-acquires-diners-club-international.php.

II. Invention (Page 2.)
-How Frank McNamara came up with the idea of the Diner’s Club Card.
-Background on Frank McNamara.

-Why there was a need for the credit card.

-Picture of Frank McNamara in a Diner’s Club diner.
-“Diners Club: 50th Anniversary.” Diners Club: 50th Anniversary.
Accessed March 12, 2013.http://www.dinersme.co m/dcfifty_content.ht m.

-How the first credit cards were used.
-Where they were used.

-What they were made out of.

III. Background (Page 3.)
-First ever mention. (Sub-page 1.)
-Edward Bellamy’s novel, Looking Backward.
-Picture of Edward Bellamy’s, Looking Backward.
-“LibriVox: Looking Backward: 2000-1887 by Edward Bellamy.”
SFFaudio. September 23, 2009. Accessed March 12, 2013. http://www.sffaudio.com/?p=10902.

-Antecedents (Sub-page 2.)
-Store credit prior to after WWI.
-Check Cards used for different industries

IV. Adoption (Page 4.)
-Why the credit card was chosen over individual store credit cards.

-Alternatives
-Picture of Store Credit Cards

V. Impact on Society and Culture
-The expansion of the credit card (Sub-page 1.)

-Credit card debt and economic issues (Sub-page 2.)

-Use of the credit card (Sub-page 3.)

-Future of the credit card (Sub-page 4.)

VI. Citations/Bibliography
-Citation of all sources and pictures.

Documentary Outline

I. Narration of McNamara’s invention of the credit card at a diner, after he was not able to pay for his meal with all of his independent store credit cards.

-Picture of McNamara at a diner

-Picture of Diner’s Club Card

II. Narration of society at the time of the cards invention and why it was needed.

-Pictures of 1950s society.

III. Narration of the use of the Diner’s club card.
-Where it was used and by whom.

-Pictures of restaurants belonging to the Diner’s Club.

IV. Narration of the expansion of the credit card.
-The other companies that got involved in the credit card industry.
-Pictures of major credit card industries from the 1950s and 1960s.

-Use of the credit card from the 1960s onward.
-Pictures of credit cards from 1960s and later.

-Impact on American consumerism.
-Pictures of Americans buying products with credit cards.
-Pictures of swiping credit cards.

V. Narration of the future of the Credit Card
-Use of different technology such as Smartphone’s or paying for products online instead of using a plastic card.

-Pictures of Smartphone credit card apps.

-Pictures of websites such as Amazon.

VI. Credits
-Citations of information and pictures used in the documentary.

-Group member’s contribution to the documentary.

Credit Card / Gold & Platinum

Weitzburg, Jackie. “Advantages and Disadvantages of Having A Credit Card.” Money
Minded Learning. January 21, 2013. Accessed March 12, 2013.
http://moneymindedlearning.com/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-having-a-credit-card/.

Key (Iconic) Image

Weitzburg, Jackie. “Advantages and Disadvantages of Having A Credit Card.” Money
Minded Learning. January 21, 2013. Accessed March 12, 2013.
http://moneymindedlearning.com/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-having-a-credit-card/.

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