|Event Date:||Event Title:||Event Description:|
|1st Jan, 1455||Printing Press Gutenberg and Caxton||Movable type printing|
|BENJAMIN FRANKLIN||Franklin discovers electricity.|
|Babbage, Charles||Charles Babbage designs the Difference Engine.|
|LADY BYRON (first computer program)||Babbage designs Analytical Machine, often considered to be the first general-purpose computer.
Lady Byron writes programs for the machine.
|SAMUEL MORSE/ Morse code (sequence of elements)||Telegraph receiver and transmitter .|
|ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL/telephone||Invention of the telephone.|
|THOMAS ALBA EDISON/Phonograph Patent||Granted a phonograph patent.|
|Burroughs: First commercially successful adding machine.|
|Film: Sequential photographs||Film: Sequential photographs with sprockets manually pulled through a projector.|
|HERMAN HOLLERIT (the first informatic)||Tabulating Machine for the U.S. Gov.Census using punch cards. The tabulating machine later became IBM.|
|First public demonstration of T.V.||"Talkies": The first commercial talkie film using optical sound recording.
Juke Box: Automatic Music Instrument Company –coin operated phonograph
Telephone becomes operational between London and New York.
|WALT DISNEY/first cartoon with a fully synchronized soundtrack||Name of the cartoon: "Steamboat Willie"|
|KONRAD ZUSE/ First calculator. First computer||Konrad Zuse
First calculator. First computer
|ALAN TURING/"Turing’s Machine"||"Turing’s Machine" defined as capable of computing any calculable function.|
|JOHN ATANASOFF/ The first automated digital computer.||John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry design a prototype of the ABC computer .|
|First color T.V.broadcast.|
|JOHN WILLIAM MAUCHY/first successful high speed digital computer.||ENIAC designer of the Electronic Numerator Integrator and Calculator the first successful high speed digital computer. However, it used the same concepts that Atanasoff and Berry used to build the ABC computer.|
|UNIVERSAL AUTOMATIC COMPUTER||UNIVAC Computer used magnetic tape for buffer memory. UNIVERSAL AUTOMATIC COMP.|
|IBM 701: First electronic stored computer that used vacuum tubes.||IBM 701: First electronic stored computer that used vacuum tubes, RAM, punch cards and was the size of a piano.|
|MARSHAL McLUHAN "Understanding Media" postulates the global village.||Third generation of computers included the photo printing of conductive circuit boards to eliminate wiring.|
|TED NELSON/ Invented hypertext project||TED NELSON HE inventend the Xanadu hypertext project.|
|ANDRIES VAN DAM/Built and Developed the first hypertext editing system|
|4th Generation computer by IBM uses chips to reduce size and cost.||4th Generation computer by IBM uses chips to reduce size and cost.|
|Computers can now be owned by individuals.||Intel 4004 chip developed by Hoff.|
|Microsoft is founded by Bill Gates.|
|First commercially available cell phone|
|Development of HTML ( HyperText Markup Language)|
|World Wide Web|
|The first successful interactive 3-D computer game.||Broderbund releases Myst, the first successful interactive 3-D computer game. To date, it has sold more than seven million copies.|
|DVD video is introduced||DVD video is introduced; full-length movies are now distributed on a single CD. The DVD format also promises to transform the music, gaming and computer industries.|
|The first portable MP3 player.||Saehan-Eiger Labs releases the MPMan F10/F20, the first portable MP3 player.|
|Apple introduces iTunes||The revolution will be downloaded: Apple introduces iTunes (January) and the iPod
|2000-2012 AND MORE RECENTLY…….||Recent Trends in the History of Multimedia:
With the advent of the Internet and its growing prominence as a news,entertainment, and shopping destination, people skilled in computer multimedia are in great demand. Multimedia is also used in education. Multimedia
designers create interactive computer software that adapts itself to students' needs.
|Timespan Dates:||Timespan Title:||Timespan Description:|
|1st Jan, 1455
|Multimedia History||This chronology explores the origins and evolution of the components that comprise modern-day
multimedia. Seemingly disparate breakthroughs often occurred within a period of months; as you'll
discover, it's all about convergence.