Computers over Time

Timeline created by Dylan van Verseveld
  • The Z1 computer

    The Z1 computer
    The Z1 was the first working computer. It was invented by Konrad Zuse in 1938.
  • The Colossus

    The Colossus
    Tommy Flowers develops the Colossus, which was the first programmable computer. It was developed to break Nazi war code.
  • First Electronic Computer

    First Electronic Computer
    Hideo Yamashita develops the first electronic computer in Japan.
  • Plato IV

    Plato IV
    The Plato IV became the first widely used touch screen computer.
  • Xerox Alto

    Xerox Alto
    The Xerox Alto was the first to develop a computer with a GUI.
  • Altair 8800

    Altair 8800
    In January 1975, MITS released the Altair 8800, considered to be the first personal computer. Before then, computers were not widely available to the public.
  • The Apple I

    The Apple I
    In 1976, Steve Jobs decided to partner with Steve Wozniak in order to sell the Apple I computer to the public.
  • Osborne

    Osborne
    Osborne Computer Corporation releases the Osborne 1, the first portable laptop computer.
  • Dell 316LT

    Dell 316LT
    Dell releases the 316LT in 1989. Dell would soon go on to dominate the laptop industry.
  • Microsoft Surface

    Microsoft Surface
    First combination of a tablet with a laptop.