Computer Technology 1980 - 1990

  • Commodore 64

    The Commodore 64 was a gaming console computer that was invented by Jack Trarnel. It was the best selling console of all time. It was cheaper and more powerful than the TRS-80 or the Apple I. It definitely made an impact on the computer gaming industry.
  • Compact Disk

    The Compact Disk, or CD was invented James Russell. CD's became the standard medium for gaming, storage, and music in general. One of its impacts in terms of improving the quality of the computing experience in general was to enhance our ability to store much larger quantities of data as an example.
  • Apple Macintosh Computer

    The Apple Macintosh computer was invented by Jef Raskin. The Apple Macintosh was designed as an affordable simple computer for the average individual. The Apple Macintosh helped promote and popularize computing for the ordinary public.
  • Microsoft Windows 1.0

    Microsoft Windows 1.0 was invented by Bill Gates. It quickly became the world's most popular computer operating system. It was an extension to MS-DOS, and even to this day (several versions later) it contains a few features that it had originally. The Microsoft Windows operating system has greatly enhanced the computing experience for computer users for many, many years, and it could be predicted it will continue to do so in the future.
  • Game Boy

    The Game Boy was the first of its kind, a portable game console invented by Gunpei Yokoi. This portable gaming console allowed gamers to play their favorite computer games virtually anywhere, and no longer be restricted to using machines in their own bedrooms.