A Few High-points of the 1980's in Computing History

  • The First Hard Disk Drive

    The First Hard Disk Drive
    Seagate Technology, formerly Shugart Technology, launched the ST506: the first microcomputer hard disk drive. The hard drive could handle up to five megabytes of storage (more than five times that of a five inch floppy disk, all while fitting in the same size space as a floppy disk drive).
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    Rise of Personal Computers

    This decade saw the rise of numerous technologies that have created the internet of today and have laid the foundation of many things we take for granted.
  • Transmission Control

    Transmission Control
    The advent of the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) enables computers to communicate over networks reliably by parsing packets of data from one layer to the next. Robert Elliot Kahn First presented the idea of TCP/IP
  • Human Readable Addressing

    Human Readable Addressing
    Dynamic Name System maps names to Internet Protocol numerical addresses. Instead of remembering that is one of many doors into google all you need to remember is
    Paul Mockapetris is attributed the role of inventing DNS.
  • Interface Manager

    Interface Manager
    Microsoft Windows was formally announced in 1985 while it was unofficially presented in 1983 as Interface Manager to IBM Management. It has risen to control roughly 90% of today’s operating system market-share. Windows in it's infancy was written by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
  • I see spots!

    I see spots!
    Toshiba Commercially launched NAND Flash memory. This type of memory could be erased and rewritten time after time. This type of memory was invented by Fujio Masuoka.