1980s Inventions

  • The first Personal Computer

    The first Personal Computer
    This year marks the release of IBM's first PC. While primitive by today's standards it was a big step in leading the computer industry to where it is today.
  • The CD-ROM

    The CD-ROM
    The CD-ROM was created in 1983. This creation had 550 megabytes. Soon this invention became the standard and was made more accessible.
  • Macintosh

    In the year 1981, Apple launched it's computer, Machintosh. This was the first computer that was able to use a mouse. The price of this computer was $2,500.
  • Windows

    Only a year later, Microsoft began development for Windows. At the time, it was meant to allow multi-tasking with a graphical user interface.
  • Hyper Text Markup Language

    Hyper Text Markup Language
    An English programmer named Tim Berners-Lee created Hyper Text Markup Language, also known as HTML.