Generation X

  • Carterfone

    This was a device that connected a mobile radio to the telephone network. This caused a lot of problems as phone companies would sue for abusing their system. Federal Communications Commission or the FCC supported on the side of the Carterfone.
  • The Internet

    The Internet
    The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network or the ARPAnet, successfully delivered part of a message from one computer to another for the first time. It was supposed to be a full message reading LOGIN, but it only got the letters LO across because it crashed while sending. This was the birth of the internet.
    (Image is for representation, not the actual message)
  • Pong

    The very first commercial videogame was released. It was the beloved Pong by Atari. This is the game where a square bounces off a pad and onto an opponent's side, like tennis. Fascinating to see how far games have come since then.
  • Floppy Disk Drive

    Floppy Disk Drive
    The very first Toshiba Floppy Disc Drive was introduced this year. This was removable magnetic storage that allowed the recording of data. It could hold 80 kilobytes and was 8 inches across.
  • Apple

    Steve Wozniak designed the first Apple. This was known as the Apple 1 computer. Later Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple Computers on April Fool's day. This was the beginning of the journey for all Apple products today.