Great Moments in Multimedia History

Timeline created by MariaJose Pineda
In History
  • Jan 1st, 1455

    Printing Press Gutenberg and Caxton

    Printing Press Gutenberg and Caxton
    Movable type printing
  • BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

    BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
    Franklin discovers electricity.
  • Babbage, Charles

    Babbage, Charles
    Charles Babbage designs the Difference Engine.
  • LADY BYRON (first computer program)

    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)

    SAMUEL MORSE/ Morse code (sequence of elements)
    Telegraph receiver and transmitter .
  • ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL/telephone

    ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL/telephone
    Invention of the telephone.
  • THOMAS ALBA EDISON/Phonograph Patent

    THOMAS ALBA EDISON/Phonograph Patent
    Granted a phonograph patent.
  • Burroughs: First commercially successful adding machine.

    Burroughs: First commercially successful adding machine.
  • Film: Sequential photographs

    Film: Sequential photographs
    Film: Sequential photographs with sprockets manually pulled through a projector.
  • HERMAN HOLLERIT (the first informatic)

     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.

    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

    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
    Konrad Zuse
    First calculator. First computer
  • ALAN TURING/"Turing’s Machine"

     ALAN TURING/
    "Turing’s Machine" defined as capable of computing any calculable function.
  • JOHN ATANASOFF/ The first automated digital computer.

    JOHN ATANASOFF/ The first automated digital computer.
    John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry design a prototype of the ABC computer .
  • First color T.V.broadcast.

    First color T.V.broadcast.
  • JOHN WILLIAM MAUCHY/first successful high speed digital computer.

    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

    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.
    IBM 701: First electronic stored computer that used vacuum tubes, RAM, punch cards and was the size of a piano.
  • Electric typewriter

    Electric typewriter
  • MARSHAL McLUHAN "Understanding Media" postulates the global village.

    MARSHAL McLUHAN
    Third generation of computers included the photo printing of conductive circuit boards to eliminate wiring.
  • TED NELSON/ Invented hypertext project

    TED NELSON/ Invented  hypertext project
    TED NELSON HE inventend the Xanadu hypertext project.
  • ANDRIES VAN DAM/Built and Developed the first hypertext editing system

    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.
    4th Generation computer by IBM uses chips to reduce size and cost.
  • Computers can now be owned by individuals.

     Computers can now be owned by individuals.
    Intel 4004 chip developed by Hoff.
  • Microsoft is founded by Bill Gates.

    Microsoft is founded by Bill Gates.
  • First commercially available cell phone

    First commercially available cell phone
  • Development of HTML ( HyperText Markup Language)

    Development of HTML ( HyperText Markup Language)
  • World Wide Web

    World Wide Web
  • Internet

    Internet
  • The first successful interactive 3-D computer game.

     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
    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.

    The first portable MP3 player.
    Saehan-Eiger Labs releases the MPMan F10/F20, the first portable MP3 player.
  • Apple introduces iTunes

     Apple introduces iTunes
    The revolution will be downloaded: Apple introduces iTunes (January) and the iPod
    (October).
  • 2000-2012 AND MORE RECENTLY…….

    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.
  • Period:
    Jan 1st, 1455
    to

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