History of computers

  • First calculator

    First calculator
    Samuel Morland invents a mechanical calculator that could add and subtract.
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    The History of Computers

  • Multiplying calculator

    Multiplying calculator
    The third Earl of Stanhope events a multiplying calculator.
  • Typewriter

    The first typewriter is patented by William Austin Burt. It's slow and clumsy, but it's the first writing machine.
  • The Telegraph is Invented

    The Telegraph is Invented
  • Printing calculator

    Printing calculator
    Schuetz invents the first printing calculator.
  • The Atlantic Cable

    The Atlantic Cable
    The first Atlantic cable is laid between the US and Europe. It only works for a few days before breaking, but by 1866 a successful cable is laid and will carry international communications for over 100 years
  • First Telephone

    First Telephone
    Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone
  • Electronic typewriter

    Electronic typewriter
    IBM introduces the electric typewriter
  • Model K

    Model K
    George Stibitz builds his model K, which demonstrates the feasibility of mechanizing binary math
  • Harvard Mark 1

    Harvard Mark 1
    Howard Aiken and staff at IBM's Endicott Labs complete the Harvard Mark 1, an automatic digital sequence-controlled computer.
  • SSEC

    IBM unveils the SSEC, the Selective Sequence Electronic Calculator
  • The ACE

    The ACE
    Turing completes the ACE, considered by many to be the first programmable digital computer, at Britain's National Physics Laboratory
  • Windows 3.1

    Windows 3.1
    Windows 3.1 appears. It is the first relatively stable Windows operating system
  • Toy Story

    Toy Story
    Toy Story is the first full-length feature film to be completely computer generated.
  • iMac

    Apple releases the iMac