History of computers

Timeline created by Diana BR
  • The first computer

    The first freely programmable computer came into play.
  • The transistor

    The transistor was invented by Bell Telephone Company. It wasn't a computer in itself'but it was a vital computer component.
  • IBM

    International Business Machines came out with their first computer machine.
  • Bank Computers

    The first bank computers were invented. They used MICR'or magnetic ink character recognition'to read checks.
  • The computer chip

    Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce invented the integrated circuit'better known as the computer chip.
  • The mouse is invented

    Douglas Engelbart invented the computer mouse. He called it the mouse because the cord came out the back like a tail
  • The Internet

    The first internet was called ARPANET. The original internet wasn't used very widely because not many people had access to it.
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    The first personal computer

    IBM and Apple were just a couple of the brands that put out the first personal computers.
  • Microsoft is born

    Bill Gates worked with Paul Allen to develop BASIC for the Altair 8800.
  • Internet as we know it

    Tim Berners Less came up with the World Wide Web. He started a computer revolution.
  • Laptops comes into play

    The first laptop computer'the Power Book 100'came out. There were other portable computers before this'but they were very clunky and expensive.
  • Smartphones

    Presentation of the first smartphone by IBM
  • Mini computers

    Nokia introduced a phone that had internet capabilities. This started a revolution of devices that were small'portable computers.