Computer History

Timeline created by kristendrinkard
In History
  • Konrad Zuse - Z1 Computer

    Konrad Zuse - Z1 Computer
    first freely programmable computer
  • John Atanasoff & Clifford Berry

    John Atanasoff & Clifford Berry
    Who was first in the computing biz is not always as easy as ABC
  • Howard Aiken & Grace Hopper

    Howard Aiken & Grace Hopper
    The Harvard Mark 1 computer.
  • John Presper Eckert & John W. Mauchly

    John Presper Eckert & John W. Mauchly
    20,000 vacuum tubes later...
  • John Bardeen, Walter Brattain & Wiliam Shockley

    John Bardeen, Walter Brattain & Wiliam Shockley
    No, a transistor is not a computer, but this invention greatly affected the history of computers
  • Frederic Williams & Tom Kilburn

    Frederic Williams & Tom Kilburn
    Baby and the Williams Tube turn on the memories.
  • John Presper Eckert & John W. Mauchly

    John Presper Eckert & John W. Mauchly
    First commercial computer & able to pick presidential winners.
  • International Business Machines

    International Business Machines
    IBM enters into 'The History of Computers'
  • John Backus & IBM

    John Backus & IBM
    The first successful high level programming language.
  • Stanford Research Institute, Bank of America, and General Electric

    Stanford Research Institute, Bank of America, and General Electric
    The first bank industry computer - also MICR (magnetic ink character recognition) for reading checks
  • Jack Kilby & Robert Noyce

    Jack Kilby & Robert Noyce
    Otherwise known as 'The Chip'
  • Steve Russell & MIT

    Steve Russell & MIT
    The first computer game invented.
  • Douglas Engelbart

    Douglas Engelbart
    Nicknamed the mouse because the tail came out the end.
  • ARPAnet

    ARPAnet
    The original Internet.
  • Intel 1103 Computer Memory

    Intel 1103 Computer Memory
    The world's first available dynamic RAM chip.
  • Alan Shugart &IBM

    Alan Shugart &IBM
    Nicknamed the "Floppy" for its flexibility
  • Faggin, Hoff & Mazor

    Faggin, Hoff & Mazor
    The first microprocessor.
  • Robert Metcalfe & Xerox

    Robert Metcalfe & Xerox
    Networking
  • Scelbi & Mark-8 Altair & IBM 5100 Computers

    Scelbi & Mark-8 Altair & IBM 5100 Computers
    The first consumer computers.
  • Apple I, II & TRS-80 & Commodore Pet Computers

    Apple I, II & TRS-80 & Commodore Pet Computers
    More first consumer computers
  • Dan Bricklin & Bob Frankston

    Dan Bricklin & Bob Frankston
    Any product that pays for itself in two weeks is a surefire winner.
  • Seymour Rubenstein & Rob Barnaby

    Seymour Rubenstein & Rob Barnaby
    Word Processors.
  • IBM

    IBM
    From an "Acorn" grows a personal computer revolution
  • microsoft

    microsoft
    From "Quick And Dirty" comes the operating system of the century
  • Apple Lisa Computer

    Apple Lisa Computer
    The first home computer with a GUI, graphical user interface
  • Apple Macintosh Computer

    Apple Macintosh Computer
    The more affordable home computer with a GUI
  • Microsoft Windows

    Microsoft Windows
    Microsoft begins the friendly war with Apple.