Hardware History Timeline

  • Nintendo inventor

    Fusajiro Yamauchi invented Nintendo in 1889
  • E-Book

    Michael Hart invented the E-book in 1930
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    1st Generation of computers

    The first generation of computers were run on vacuum tubes for circuitry and magnetic drums for memory
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    Second Generation

    The second generations of computers were ran on transistors which were smaller faster and cheaper than vacuum tubes
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    Third Generation Computers

    Third generation computers were miniaturized and placed on silicon chips called semiconductors which drastically increased the speed and efficiency of computers
  • Minicomputer

    Minicomputer was invented when and by Kenneth Olson 1965
  • Game consoles

    Game consoles were invented by Ralph H Bear 1967
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    Forth Generation Computers

    the microprocessor brought the fourth generation of computers, as thousands of integrated circuits was built onto a single silicon chip. What in the first generation filled an entire room could now fit in the palm of a hand
  • Personal computers

    Personal computer was invented by Bill Gates
  • Digital Camera

    Steven J. Sasson invented the digital camera in 1975
  • Kodak DCS

    Kodak DCS (Digital Camera System 100) was invented by Steven Sasson in 1975
  • Microcomputer

    Microcomputer was inventedd by Ed Roberts in 1975
  • Apple Computers

    Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak invented apple computers and it was invented in 1976.
  • IBM PC

    Bill Gates invented IBM PC in July of 1980
  • Laptop

    Laptop was invented by Adam Osborne in 1981
  • The Web Cam

    the Web cam was invented in 1991 by Cambridge University
  • Smartphones

    Smartphones was invented by the IBM in 1992
  • DEC PDP-8 inventor

    Ken Olson invented DEC PDP-8 in 1994
  • 5th Generation

    Fifth generation computing devices, based on artificial intelligence, are still in development, though there are some applications, such as voice recognition, that are being used today