Top 20 Technologies

  • first coast-to-coast color broadcast

    NBC broadcasted the 1954 Tournament of Roses Parade accros the contry in full color, becoming the first coast to coast color broadcast.
  • First Audio Cassette Tape created

    First Audio Cassette Tape created
    The Philips Company of the Netherlands invented and released the first compact audio-cassette in 1962. The consumer's demand for blank tape used for personal music-recording was unanticipated by Philips.
  • HP Introduces Its First Computer

    HP, which is short for Hewlett-Packardm, introduced its first computer, the HP 2116A. From this the company had sales of around $200 million.
  • Invention of E-Mail

    Invention of E-Mail
    Much like today's E-mail, this was a a program to send messages across a distributed network. It still considered to be the main way of communication over the internet.
  • Fist Call made on a Cell Phone

    Fist Call made on a Cell Phone
    Dr. Martin Cooper, 70 years old at the time, made the first call from a cell phone to his biggest rival, Joel Engel, Bell Labs head of research. Dr. Cooper wanted people to communicate with their phones anywhere they are.
  • First Laptop Created For Commercial Use

    First Laptop Created For Commercial Use
    The IBM 5100 was the first microcomputer created by IBM and is also considered to be the world's first pertable computer, or laptop. However, with it weighing over 55 pounds, it wasn't entirely "portable." Still, the IBM 5100 cost nearly $20,000 dollars in the U.S.
  • First Apple Computer Is invented (Apple I)

    The Apple I was the first computer created by Steve Wazniak and Steve Jobs, the founders of The Apple Computer Company. Only around 200 computers were created, but all were sold afterwards.
  • Fiber Optics

    Fiber Optics
    In 1977, the first optical telephone communication system was installed about 1.5 miles under downtown Chicago, and each optical fiber carried the equivalent of 672 voice channels.
  • Commodore VIC-20 hits the market

    The Commodore VIC-20 was the first color computer to hit the market. It only costed around $300 and included features such as a TV set as a monitor, the storage was a cassette tape, and even included games.
  • Cell Phone Netwok

    The first cell phone network in the United States.

    CD-ROM hits the market in 1985. It has the ability to store 270,000 papers of text on a single disk.
  • HDTV Released

  • Dial-Up

    The World comes on-line (, became the first commercial provider of Internet dial-up access. This is still used today, myself included, even though it is not the fastest form of internet.
  • White House Creates its First Webpage

  • Google Created

    Larry Page and Sergey Brin were the two to create the search engine google, which is still widely used today.
  • First Apple iPod invented

  • WI-FI!!

    The company Intel incorporates WIFI in their Centrino chip. This was a much faster and wireless way to use the internet that dial-up.
  • YouTube created

    YouTube was invented by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim out of a garage in Menlo Park. They recently became millionares when they sold their invention for $1.65 billion.
  • Mac VS PC war begins

    TV adThe two biggest computer types go after each other in a series of commercials starting with Apple's "Virus" commercial.
  • The Apple iPhone is released in the US

    As people lined up for days outside stores, the iPhone made its release in the United States.
  • Windows 7 is Released

    Windows 7 is Released
  • Reference Page

    Corbin Ball Associates, Corbin Ball. "1980-2005 – A 25 Year Timeline of Meetings Technology Innovation." Corbin Ball Associates the meeting technology professionals. N.p., Fall 2005. Web. 5 Mar. 2010. < index.cfm?fuseaction=cor_av&artID=2590>. Bellis, Mary. "Cassette Tape History of Caqssette Tape." Ab University of North Florida Center for Instruction and Research Technology • Friday, February 29, 2008