History of Computer Hardware

  • First freely programmed computer

    Konrad Zuse made the Z1 Computer
  • Transistor was created

    No, a transistor is not a computer, but this invention greatly affected the history of computers. John Bardeen, Walter Brattain & Wiliam Shockley made The Transistor
  • UNIVAC Computer

    First commercial computer & able to pick presidential winners. Made by John Presper Eckert & John W. Mauchly
  • FORTRAN Computer Programming Language

    The first successful high level programming language. Made by John Backus & IBM
  • Spacewar Computer Game

    The first computer game invented. Made by Steve Russell & MIT
  • Computer Mouse & Windows

    Nicknamed the mouse because the tail came out the end. Made by Douglas Engelbart
  • The Internet was created

    The original Internet. Made by ARPAnet
  • The "Floppy" Disk

    Nicknamed the "Floppy" for its flexibility. Made by Alan Shugart &IBM
  • The first consumer computers.

    Made by Scelbi & Mark-8 Altair & IBM 5100 Computers
  • WordStar Software

    Word Processors. By Seymour Rubenstein & Rob Barnaby
  • Apple Lisa Computer

    The first home computer with a GUI, graphical user interface.
  • Apple Macintosh Computer

    The more affordable home computer with a GUI.
  • Microsoft Windows

    Microsoft begins the friendly war with Apple.