• Email

    Inventor: Ray Tomlinson
    Ray Tomlinson is widely credited as the inventor of email, citing his message sent from one the computer to another via the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET).
  • Pong

    Inventor: Allan Alcorn
    Coin-operated games had been around for a while, but Pong brought the video arcade game to another level, pun intended.
  • The Floppy Disk

    The Floppy Disk
    Inventor: Warren L. Dalziel (leading inventor)
    Our modern storage capabilities are literally endless, so it’s difficult to imagine a time when state-of-the-art storage was the 80 kilobytes floppy disk. Nevertheless, the floppy disc was the primary mode of data storage from its invention through most of the 90s.
  • Cell Phone

    Cell Phone
    Inventor: Martin Cooper
    Many telecommunication companies had attempted and failed to make a phone call through a cordless, mobile device. Cooper achieved what they could not by making a phone call on a prototype cellphone.
  • Digital Camera

    Digital Camera
    Digital Camera
    Inventor: Terry Walker, Harry Garland, Roger Melen
    Photo giants Kodak and Fujifilm were leading the film photography industry when hobbyists Terry Walker, Harry Garland, and Roger Melen invented the first commercial digital camera: