Computure Time Line

  • Computers!

    Hewlett-Packard is Founded. Their first product was the HP 200A Audio Oscillator
  • The Calculater

    The Calculater
    The Complex Number Calculator (CNC) is completed.In 1940, Stibitz demonstrated the CNC at an American Mathematical Society conference held at Dartmouth College.
  • Components

    A silicon-based junction transistor, perfected by Gordon Teal of Texas Instruments Inc. The company became a household name when the first transistor radio incorporated Teal´s invention.
  • Networking

    AT&T designed its Dataphone, the first commercial modem, specifically for converting digital computer data to analog signals for transmission across its long distance network.
  • Storage

    BM 1360 Photo-Digital Storage System is delivered. In 1967, IBM delivered the first of its photo-digital storage systems to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The system could read and write up to a trillion bits of information
  • Robots & Artificial Intelligence

    Robots & Artificial Intelligence
    Marvin Minsky developed the Tentacle Arm, which moved like an octopus. A PDP-6 computer controlled the arm, powered by hydraulic fluids.
  • Computers

    Researchers at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center designed the Alto. The Alto stored several files simultaneously in windows, offered menus and icons
  • Companies

    Xerox closes its computer division. After acquiring computer maker Scientific Data Systems (SDS) in 1969. Most of the rights to the machines were sold to Honeywell.
  • Networking

    The World Wide Web was born when Tim Berners-Lee. A browser, such as Netscape or Microsoft Internet Explorer, follows links and sends a query to a server, allowing a user to view a site.
  • Graphics & Games

    Graphics & Games
    Video Toaster is introduced by NewTek. The Video Toaster was a video editing and production system for the Amiga line of computers and included custom hardware and special software.