History of Computers

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

    Konrad Zuse -Z1 Computer
    Konrad Zuse Z-1 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

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

    John Presper Eckert & John W. Mauchly
    20,000 vacuum tubes later...
  • The Transistor

    The 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.
  • UNIVAC Computer

    UNIVAC Computer
    First commercial computer & able to pick presidential winners.
  • IBM 701 EDPM Computer

    IBM 701 EDPM Computer
    IBM enters into 'The History of Computers'.
  • FORTRAN Computer Programming Language

    FORTRAN Computer Programming Language
    The first successful high level programming language.
  • The Integrated Circuit

    The Integrated Circuit
    Otherwise known as 'The Chip'
  • Spacewar Computer Game

    Spacewar Computer Game
    The first computer game invented.
  • Computer Mouse & Windows

    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.
  • Intel 4004 Computer Microprocessor

    Intel 4004 Computer Microprocessor
    The first microprocessor.
  • The "Floppy" Disk

    The "Floppy" Disk
    Nicknamed the "Floppy" for its flexibility.
  • The Ethernet Computer Networking

    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 consumers computers.
  • VisiCalc Spreadsheet Software

    VisiCalc Spreadsheet Software
    Any product that pays for itself in two weeks is a surefire winner.
  • WordStar Software

    WordStar Software
    Word Processors
  • The IBM PC - Home Computer

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

    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.
  • ERMA and MICR

    ERMA and MICR
    The first bank industry computer - also MICR (magnetic ink character recognition) for reading checks.