Computer History

Timeline created by jshumate16
  • First Computer Game

    First Computer Game
    Steve Russell creates "SpaceWar!" and releases it in February 1962. This game is considered the first game intended for computers. This is important because it set a legacy for the computer games that were invented after that and introduced the first electronic computer game.
  • Computer Mouse Invented

    Computer Mouse Invented
    The first prototype of the computer mouse was made by Douglas Engelbart. The invention of the mouse is important because it revolutionized the graphic user interface and is still used today.
  • First E-mail

    First E-mail
    Ray Tomlinson sends the first e-mail, the first messaging system to send messages across a network to other users. He sent the email using ARPANET. The first email said QWERTYUIOP. I chose this because it is still used today and it meant that you could communicate remotely over the internet.
  • First Computer Language

    First Computer Language
    Paul Allen and Bill Gates write the first computer language program for personal computers, which is a form of BASIC designed for the Altair. Gates later drops out of Harvard and founds Microsoft with Allen. I chose this because my Dad is a computer programmer and he uses the language that Bill Gates has invented.
  • First Computer Made Movie

    First Computer Made Movie
    Disney releases the movie Tron on July 9, 1982, the first movie to use computer generated special effects. I chose this milestone because the TRON movie was the first movie to use computer effects and I like movies that are animated. TRON led to many more animated movies.
  • First Personal Computer

    First Personal Computer
    Apple Computer is the first personal computer manufacturer to hit the $1 billion mark for annual sales. I chose this event because this meant that people could now use their own computers at home. I chose this because I now have an Apple Personal Computer
  • First Internet Competion

    First Internet Competion
    Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 2.0 on November 22, 1995 and officially starts the browser war between Netscape. I chose this because I used to use Internet Explorer instead of Netscape.
  • First MP3

    First MP3
    Saehan's MPMan becomes the first MP3 player released in Japan to the public in spring of 1998. I chose this because I used to have an original MP3 player until it got revolutionized by the Ipod later.
  • Facebook is the most popular social network

    Facebook is the most popular social network
    Facebook overtakes MySpace in Internet traffic. There were 55,329,460 on facebook in USA in March of 2009
  • First iPad

    First iPad
    Apple realesed the first Ipad. 300,000 Ipads were sold on the fist day of avaliblility. I chose this event because I am a big fan of iPads.
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