History of Computers

Timeline created by Dan Fendler
  • First in computing biz

    First in computing biz
    Invented binary code, parallel processing, regenerative memory, and a separation of memory plus many other computing functions.
  • First commercial computer

    First commercial computer
    After much trouble with money, created the first commercial computer. This is very important, because it was a big step in starting the building of computers.
  • Develop Computer Language

    Develop Computer Language
    John Backus & IBM make the FORTRAN Computer Programming Language. This is important because it allowed programers to know create more advanced programs.
  • First Computer Game

    First Computer Game
    The first computer game Spacewar Computer Game invented BY Steve Russell & MIT. This is important because it lead the way to using computers for fun
  • First Supercomputer

    First Supercomputer
    Seymour Cray develops the CDC 7600, the first supercomputer. This is important because it lead the way to computing with many processes.
  • First Ram Chip

    First Ram Chip
    Intel introduces the world's first available dynamic RAM ( random-access memory) chip and the first microprocessor, the Intel 4004. This is important, because computers will now be able to compute more processes at once.
  • CD Invented

    CD Invented
    The compact disc is invented in the United States. This is important because it will allow storage to be carried more portably.
  • Wordperfect

    Wordperfect
    Wordperfect introduces their word processing program.
    This is important because people can now create word processing documents more easily.
  • The World Wide Web

    The World Wide Web
    The world wide web is launched to public. This is important because people can now access hundreds of thousands of websites on the internet.
  • Google

    Google
    Google is founded by Sergey Brian and Larry Page. This is important because people can now search many of the websites on the web.