computer history

Timeline created by stacyj
  • Difference Engine

    Difference Engine
    (source) He presented his difference engine to the Royal Astronomical Society. It was able to calculate polynomials by using a numerical method called the differences method.
  • Analytical Engine

    Analytical Engine
    (source) He invented machine better thatn the difference engine. (no specified date)
  • Period: to

    Second Difference Engine

    (source)Between October 1846 and March 1849 Babbage started designing a second difference engine but he did not tried to build the machine. (No specified date)
  • Bombe

    (source)With Gordon Welchman, Alan Turing develops the Bombe to decipher the messages sent by the Germans using their Enigma machine. (No specified date)
  • Colossus

    (source) Tommy Flower designed and built Colossus which can read encrypted German messages during World War II. (No specified date)
  • Intel 4004 and RAM

    Intel 4004 and RAM
    (source)The world's first microprocessor, Intel 4004 and the first available dynamic RAM were introduced by Intel. (no specified date)
  • e-Mail

    (source) Email system was performed by a programmer named Ray Tomlinson. (no specific date)
  • Floppy Disk

    Floppy Disk
    (source) Floppy disk was invented and released by IBM. (No specifid date)
  • IBM 5100

    IBM 5100
    (source) The first portable computer was introduced by IBM. (No specified date)
  • Compact Disc

    Compact Disc
    (source)CD became the first digital storage format available to the public. (No specified date)
  • First Macintosh

    First Macintosh
    (source) Apple releases the first Macintosh
  • First MS Windows

    First MS Windows
    (source)Microsoft releases the first Windows
  • World Wide Web

    World Wide Web
    (source)Tim Bemers-Lee developed a new technique to distribute information on the internet, the World Wide Web. (no specified date)
  • Java

    (source)Java, programming language was developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems. (No specified date)
  • Google

    (source)Search engine, Google was found by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the students of Stanford University.
  • Youtube

    (source) The video sharing website was created by three former PayPal employees. (No specified date)