• Mechanical Calculator

    Mechanical Calculator
    Created by Blaise Pascal in the year 1642. This device was capable of performing simple arithmetic. Source
  • Difference Engine

    Difference Engine
    Proposed the 14th June 1822 by Charles Babbage in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society. The device would allow for faster compilation of mathematical tables. Source
  • Ampére’s Law

    Ampére’s Law
    The law was published in 1825 and described how a magnetic field is generated by a steady flow a current through a conductor. Source
  • Electricity/Magnetism Relation

    Electricity/Magnetism Relation
    Michael Faraday determined that a changing magnetic field induces and electric field. Source
  • Analytical Engine

    Analytical Engine
    Proposed by Charles Babbage in 1837 as a improvment upon his difference engine. It would be capable of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, comparison, and square roots. Source
  • Arithmometer

    A mechanical calculator which could add and subtract as well as long multiplication and divison. Source
  • Difference Engine

    Difference Engine
    A working difference engine was created by Per Georg Scheutz and was presented at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1855. Source
  • Comptometer

    Patented by Dorr E. Felt in 1887 and was the "first commercially successful key-driven mechanical calculator". The device was manufactured from 1887 all the way to the 1970s. Source
  • The Millionaire Calculator

    The Millionaire Calculator
    A mechanical calculator first patented in Germany in 1892 by Otto Steiger. This calculator was able to direct perform multiplication. Source
  • Turing Machine

    Turing Machine
    Described by Alan Turing in 1936 as a device capable of reading symbols from an infinitely long tape and performing actions dependant on the symbol that was read. Source
  • Z3

    Designed by Konrad Zuse, this electromechanical computer which was used to "perform statistical analyses of wing flutter". The computer operated between 5 and 10 Hz and was programmed with punch cards. Source
  • Colossus

    The fist eletronic, digital, programmable computer. This computer was used to decrypt WWII German messages. Source

    The first general-purpose electronic computer. Artillery fire tables were calculated for the US Army Ballistic Research Laboratory with this computer. Source
  • Mathematical Theory of Communication

    Mathematical Theory of Communication
    An article writen by Claude E. Shannon focusing on the encoding and decoding of information. Source
  • Transistor

    Texas Instruments produces the first silicon transistor, considered by many as one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. Source
  • Integrated Circuit

    Integrated Circuit
    Jack Kilby proves that resistors and capacitor can coexist on the smae piece of semiconductor material ushering in the age on integrated circuits. Source
  • Apollo Guidance Computer

    Apollo Guidance Computer
    This computer provided computation and control for guidance and navigation of the Command and Lunar Modules. It operated at 2.048 MHz and had 2048 words of RAM. Source
  • Sanyo ICC-0081 Mini Calculator

    Sanyo ICC-0081 Mini Calculator
    Sanyo's first portable calculator. Ran on a 6V rechargable battery and display calculations on 8 amber gas-discharge display tubes. Source
  • HP-35

    The first scientific pocket calculator, designed by Hewlett-Packard. It was capable of performing trigonometric and exponential functions. Source
  • Xerox Alto

    Xerox Alto
    The Xerox Alto was the first computer designed for individual use. I was also the first to use a mouse controlled GUI. Source
  • Apple Computer

    Apple Computer
    For a price $666.66 the first Apple computer could be yours in 1976. This was the beginning of the Apple Computer company. Source
  • Disk Operating System (DOS)

    Disk Operating System (DOS)
    The operating system which became the backbone of the Microsoft corpoartion was created for the then new Intel 8086 CPU. Source
  • Commodore 64

    Commodore 64
    A very successful computer produced by Commodore Internation. Sold for $595 and ran at 1.023 MHz with 64 kB of RAM. Source
  • Macintosh

    The first comercially successful personal computer which implemented a GUI. Source
  • Windows

    Release as a software package for MS-DOS in 1985 and grew to dominate to the computer industry. Source
  • Intel 80486

    Intel 80486
    Microprocessor procuded by Intel. Was the first x86 processor to using over a million transistors and operated and either 20 or 25 MHz. Source
  • Leech-ulator

    Scientists at Emory-Georgia Tech accomplish addition by stimulating leech neurons.Source
  • D-Wave 16 qubit Quantum Computer

    D-Wave 16 qubit Quantum Computer
    D-Wave Systems demonstrates "the world's first commercially viable quantum computer". This technology could increase computer speeds exponentially. Source
  • Baterica Logic Gates

    Baterica Logic Gates
    University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) researchers have used E. coli bacteria to produce logic gates, an essential building block of computers. Source
  • D-Wave One Quantum Computer

    D-Wave One Quantum Computer
    D-Wave System produces the world's first commercial quantum computer. Running with 128-qubit processor. Source
  • Brain Chip

    Brain Chip
    Researches at MIT use about 400 transistor to replicate a single brain synapse. Source
  • Brain Like Processing

    Brain Like Processing
    By the year 2020 we will have produced a chip that mimics a simple organisms brain.
  • Brain Chip Mark 2

    Brain Chip Mark 2
    Researchers will migrate brain chip architecture over to quantum and see vast speed performance.
  • Consumer Grade Quantum Computing

    Consumer Grade Quantum Computing
    By around the year 2050, quantum computing should be viable to selling to the masses. This will most likely begin to replace current computer architecture allowing for the everyday consumer to do amazing things.
  • Brain Computer

    Brain Computer
    First prototype computer using neural quantum computing to solve complex problems.
  • Watson V.I.

    Watson V.I.
    Using quantum neural compting a virtual intelligence computer system similar to IBM's Watson will be created.