History of Computers 1901-2010

Timeline created by zbishop
  • The first radio message is sent across the Atlantic Ocean.

    The first radio message is sent across the Atlantic Ocean.
    Description:
    The first radio signal was sent across the Atlantic ocean to Newfoundland, Canada by Marconi the founder of radio signals
    Importance:
    This is very important because it eventually lead to wireless communication in cell phones and hand held radios in warfare throughout the 20th century and today.
  • Grace Hopper is born

    Grace Hopper is born
    Description:
    Grace Hopper became a computer scientist and a Navy officer and developed the first compiler for a computer programing language.
    Importance:
    This is important because of the fact that a lot of our computer programs are based on binary cod which is a type of computer language.
  • IBM is founded

    IBM is founded
    Description:
    THe founder Charles Flint bought up a few companies to form a trust. The trust was called C-T-R which later was changed to IBM
    Importance:
    THis is important because IBM is a major company that makes many different programs for computers.
  • Konrad Zuse creates the Z1 computer

    Konrad Zuse creates the Z1 computer
    Description:
    The Z1 was one of the first binary digital computers and a machine that could be controlled through a punch of tape. The Z1 was a very close step to the modern computer. It was invented by a German named Konrad Zuse. Zuse also created a series of calculators.
    Importance:
    This is important because without the Z1 it would have never inspired others to imagine smaller or simpler computers.
  • Steven Hawking is born

    Steven Hawking is born
    Description:
    Steven Hawking helped advance the average human's knowledge about the universe and math. He also works in the field of quantum physics which are what deal with a type of secondary memory, Flash.
    Importance:
    This is impotant because flash may be the way of the future of how mwmory will be stored.
  • Grace Hopper becomes the programmer on the Harvard Mark 1

    Grace Hopper becomes the programmer on the Harvard Mark 1
    Description
    This computer helped in the advancement toward more modern computers just like Zuse’s Z1 computer in Germany.
    Importance:
    This is important because this computer had many of the parts that a modern computer has today only much larger.
  • Steve Jobs is born

    Steve Jobs is born
    Description
    Steve Jobs is the founder of Apple a computer company that was founded in 1976. Steve Jobs later died of cancer in 2011Importance:
    This is an important event because without the company Apple then there would hardly be any competition of other computer companies and competition creates more ideas and advancements.
  • IBM releases its supermarket system

    IBM releases its supermarket system
    Description:
    The barcode was a way of representing data which a laser reads and copies into its memory.Importance:
    This is important because it is a fast and easy way to buy products with a computer based system.
  • Bill Gates, and Paul Allen create the company Microsoft

    Bill Gates, and Paul Allen create the company Microsoft
    Description:
    Microsoft is a computer service that has dominated the office and home computer systems. It is the largest used type of computer in the world.Importance:
    This is important because without Microsoft many office programs and some internet services would not be available.
  • The first all-robotic surgery is performed at Montreal Hospital

    The first all-robotic surgery is performed at Montreal Hospital
    Description:
    Robotic surgery was created to enhance a surgeon's capability to perform surgery.Importance:
    This is important to the advancement of computers because it shows how important computer are in our modern society and how far computer technology has come.