History of Computers

Timeline created by shelbyseymour
In History
  • Konrad Zuse- Z1 Computer

    Konrad Zuse- Z1 Computer
    First freely programmable computer.
  • John Atanasoff & Clifford Berry ABC Computer

    John Atanasoff & Clifford Berry ABC Computer
    Who was first in the computing biz is not always as easy as ABC.
  • Howard Aiken & Grace Hopper Harvard Mark I Computer

    Howard Aiken & Grace Hopper Harvard Mark I Computer
    The Harvard Mark 1 computer.
  • John Presper Eckert & John W. Mauchly ENIAC 1 Computer

    John Presper Eckert & John W. Mauchly ENIAC 1 Computer
    20,000 vacuum tubes later...
  • John Bardeen, Walter Brattain & Wiliam ShockleyThe Transistor

    John Bardeen, Walter Brattain & Wiliam ShockleyThe Transistor
    No, a transistor is not a computer, but this invention greatly affected the history of computers.
  • Frederic Williams & Tom KilburnManchester Baby Computer & The Williams Tube

    Frederic Williams & Tom KilburnManchester Baby Computer & The Williams Tube
    Baby and the Williams Tube turn on the memories.
  • John Presper Eckert & John W. Mauchly UNIVAC Computer

    John Presper Eckert & John W. Mauchly UNIVAC Computer
    First commercial computer & able to pick presidential winners.
  • International Business Machines IBM 701 EDPM Computer

    International Business Machines IBM 701 EDPM Computer
    IBM enters into 'The History of Computers'.
  • John Backus & IBM FORTRAN Computer Programming Language

    John Backus & IBM FORTRAN Computer Programming Language
    The first successful high level programming language.
  • Jack Kilby & Robert Noyce The Integrated Circuit

    Jack Kilby & Robert Noyce The Integrated Circuit
    Otherwise known as 'The Chip'
  • Steve Russell & MIT Spacewar Computer Game

    Steve Russell & MIT Spacewar Computer Game
    The first computer game invented.
  • Douglas Engelbart Computer Mouse & Windows

    Douglas Engelbart Computer Mouse & Windows
    Nicknamed the mouse because the tail came out the end.
  • ARPAnet

    ARPAnet
    The original Internet.
  • Intel 1103 Computer Memory

    Intel 1103 Computer  Memory
    The world's first available dynamic RAM chip.
  • Faggin, Hoff & MazorIntel 4004 Computer Microprocessor

    Faggin, Hoff & MazorIntel 4004 Computer Microprocessor
    The first microprocessor.
  • Alan Shugart &IBMThe "Floppy" Disk

    Alan Shugart &IBMThe "Floppy" Disk
    Nicknamed the "Floppy" for its flexibility.
  • Robert Metcalfe & Xerox The Ethernet Computer Networking

    Robert Metcalfe & Xerox The Ethernet Computer Networking
    Networking.
  • Scelbi & Mark-8 Altair & IBM 5100 Computers

    Scelbi & Mark-8 Altair & IBM 5100 Computers
    The first consumer computers.
  • Apple I, II & TRS-80 & Commodore Pet Computers

    Apple I, II & TRS-80 & Commodore Pet Computers
    More first consumer computers.
  • Dan Bricklin & Bob Frankston VisiCalc Spreadsheet Software

    Dan Bricklin & Bob Frankston VisiCalc Spreadsheet Software
    Any product that pays for itself in two weeks is a surefire winner.
  • Seymour Rubenstein & Rob Barnaby WordStar Software

    Seymour Rubenstein & Rob Barnaby WordStar Software
    Word Processors.
  • IBMThe IBM PC - Home Computer

    IBMThe IBM PC - Home Computer
    From an "Acorn" grows a personal computer revolution
  • Microsoft MS-DOS Computer Operating System

    Microsoft MS-DOS Computer Operating System
    From "Quick And Dirty" comes the operating system of the century.
  • Apple Lisa Computer

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

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

    Microsoft Windows
    Microsoft begins the friendly war with Apple.