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1980's (Callie Bowers)

  • Sony Walkman

    Sony Walkman
    The walkman was a portable cassette player that allowed the listener to be mobile and listen anywhere. Created by Sony. (Moore)
  • The CD

    The CD
    The CD (compact disc) is a data storage format used to store and play digital audio recordings. Created by Philips and Sony. (Moore)
  • Apple Macintosh

    Apple Macintosh
    A stand alone computing machine wrapped in a custom molded plastic case with a color display. It came with room to store and manipulate data with the addition of a floppy disk drive. Created by Steven G. Wozniak and Steve Jobs (Britannica, Moore)
  • Microsoft Windows

    Microsoft Windows
    Microsoft Windows was created to compete with Apple’s software, and was released in November of 1985. Development was spearheaded by Bill Gates (Moore)
  • Nintendo's Game Boy

    Nintendo's Game Boy
    A handheld gaming device that ran on batteries that allowed the gamer to be able to take entertainment anywhere. Created by Nintendo (designed by Gunpei Yoki). (Moore, Wikimedia Foundation)
  • Citations

    Encyclopædia Britannica, inc. (2023, March 29). Apple Inc.. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved March 30, 2023, from
    Moore, M. (2018, August 10). The 10 biggest tech breakthroughs of the 1980s. TechRadar. Retrieved March 30, 2023, from
    Wikimedia Foundation. (2023, March 29). Game boy. Wikipedia. Retrieved March 30, 2023, from