Hardware History Timeline

  • Nintendo

    Created by Fusajiro Yamauchi.
  • Antanasoff-Berry-Computer

    Designed only to solve systems of linear equations. Designed by John Vincent Atanasoff.
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    First Generation- Vaccum Tubes

    These computers used vacuum tubes as circuitry and magnetic drums for memory.
  • E-Books

  • Personal Computer

    Invented by Konrad Zuse.
  • Game Console

    Invented by Ralph Baer.
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    Second Generation- Transistors

    These computers used transistors, making computers smaller and faster.
  • Minicomputer

    First minicomputer created in USSR.
  • Period: to

    Third Generation- Integrated Circuits

    The transistors were being miniaturised and were put silicon chips on. Called integrated circuits.
  • DEC PDP-8

    Created by Edson de Castro.
  • Microcomputer

    Created by Hewlett-Packard.
  • Laptop

    Created by Alan Kay
  • Period: to

    Fourth Generation- Microprocessors

    Microprocessors were soon put into computers.
  • Smartphone

  • Digital Camera

    Created by Steven Sasson.
  • Apple Computer

    Designed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.
  • IBM PC

    Created by team of engineers under directions of Don Estridge.
  • Webcam

    Invented by the Trojan Room Coffee Pot.
  • Kodak DCS

    Released by Kodak.
  • Fifth Generation- Artificial Intelligence

    Computers soon were worked by artificial intelligence.