1970's Tech

  • Fiber Optics

    The 1970s were also the start of fiber optics. In 1970 Corning Glass announced that it had created a glass fiber so clear that it could be used
    to communicate pulses of light.
  • Intel 4004

    The birth of modern computing was in the 1970s.
    The world's first general microprocessor, the Intel 4004, came out in November 1971.
  • C Programming Language

    The C programming language was developed early in the decade and the Unix operating system was rewritten into it in 1973.
  • Cray-1 Super Computer

    In 1976, Cray Research, Inc. introduced the first supercomputer, the Cray-1, which could perform 230,000,000 calculations per second.
  • Computerized Bulletin Board System

    The first BBS, called the Computerized Bulletin Board System (CBBS), was created in 1978 by Ward Christensen and Randy Suess.