History of the Computer

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    History of the Computer

  • Vannevar Bush invented the Differential Analyzer

     Vannevar Bush invented the Differential Analyzer
    This was the first attempt to design a computer to do advanced computations.
  • William Hewlett and David Packard invented the resistance-capacitance audio oscillator

    An audio oscillator is an electronic instrument used to test sound equipment.
  • John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry invented the "ABC"

    John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry invented the "ABC"
    ABC stands for the Atanasoff–Berry Computer.The device was used to solve linear equations.
  • Brittish code breakers invent the Colossus

    Brittish code breakers invent the Colossus
    Brittish code breakers invent the first programable computer. It was used to decipher encrypted German messages
  • First commercial computer avaiable

    First commercial computer avaiable
    First Ferranti MARK I became the firts computer avaible the the "public" (only 9 were sold)
  • Direct keyboard input research begins.

    At MIT, researchers began experimentation on direct keyboard input on computers, a precursor to today´s normal mode of operation.
  • First robot invented

    First robot invented
    UNIMATE, the first industrial robot, debued at General Motors. It obeyed step-by-step commands stored on a magnetic drum.
  • Talking to Computers

    Talking to Computers
    American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) was invented. is is a coding language that uses a series of "0's" and "1's" to communicate.
  • Computers in Space

    Computers in Space
    The Apollo Guidance Computer made its debut orbiting the Earth on Apollo 7. Astronaughts communicated with a computer by punching in two digit codes
  • Intel is making its self a name

    The newly formed Intel unveils the Intel 1103, the first DYNAMIC Access Memory (DRAM) chip.
  • The birth of Apple

    The birth of Apple
    Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak start Apple Computers on April Fool’s Day and roll out the Apple I, the first computer with a single-circuit board.
  • Apple II

    Apple II
    Jobs and Wozniak unviel the Apple II which has color graphics and incorporates an audio cassette drive for storage.
  • Apple's Lisa

    Apple's Lisa
    Apple’s Lisa is the first PERSONALcomputer with a GUI. It also features a drop-down menu and icons.
  • Amiga 1000

    Amiga 1000
    Commodore unveils the Amiga 1000, which features advanced audio and video capabilities. This all fit into 512 KB of memory.
  • Windows 1.0

    Windows 1.0
    Microsoft unviels windows in response to Apple's GUI.
  • Adobe Photoshop 1.0

    Adobe Photoshop 1.0
    Adobe Photoshop 1.0 is released.
  • Hypertext

    Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau invent the 'hypertext' system, which is the start of he internet as we know it today
  • Yahoo!

    Yahoo!
    Jerry Yang and David Filo create Yahoo! a "directory of other websites, organized in a hierarchy, as opposed to a searchable index of pages."
  • The Sims

    The Sims
    EA releases The Sims, the best selling computer game in history.
  • 1 GHz!!!!

    Both Intel and AMD pass the 1GHz CPU barrier. Some thing many people thought would never happen
  • Wikipedia

    Wikipedia
    Wikipedia comes online.
  • McAfee

    McAfee
    McAfee releases the first virus protection softwear.
  • Froogle

    Froogle
    Google introduces Froogle, which allows users to search for stuff to buy.
  • DirectX 9

    Microsoft releases DirectX 9
  • iTunes

    Apple opens the iTunes store.
  • Athlon 64

    AMD releases its first 64-bit processor, the Athlon 64.
  • Facebook

    Mark Zuckerberg launches Thefacebook
  • AirPlay

    Apple introduces AirPlay.
  • Google Maps

    Google Maps launches
  • Dual-core processors

    AMD and Intel both release their first versions of a dual-core processor.
  • Blu-ray

    The blu-ray is first announced
  • HD DVD player in a computer

    Toshiba releases the first HD DVD player in a computer.
  • Microsoft Windows Vista and Office 2007

    Microsoft releases Microsoft Windows Vista and Office 2007 to the general public.
  • Mac OS X 10.5

    Apple introduces Mac OS X 10.5 code named Leopard.
  • Google Android

    T-Mobile's G1 phone (HTC Dream) is the first phone to be released with Google Android
  • Chrome

    Google releases the first public version of Chrome
  • Bing

    Microsoft launches the Bing search engine.
  • Nook

    The first Barnes & Noble Nook is released.
  • iPad

    Apple introduces the iPad.
  • Robotic surgery

    First all-robotic surgery performed at Montreal General Hospital
  • Kindle Fire

    The Kindle Fire is released for sale.