ICT Timeline

  • The first computer

    The Z1, originally created by Germany's Konrad Zuse in his parents living room in 1936 to 1938 and is considered to be the first electro-mechanical binary programmable (modern) computer and really the first functional computer.
  • When was the first TV invented?

    John Logie Baird showed a working television system to the public in 1925.
    Baird was a Scottish engineer and inventor of the world's first working television system in Hastings, England, in 1923.
  • First colour channel

    In 1940 Peter Goldmark made color television with 343 lines and in 1943 Vladimir developed a tube named orthicon which is more sensitive and can record night outdoor events.
  • The first electronic computer

    The Colossus was the first electric programmable computer and was developed by Tommy Flowers and first demonstrated in December 1943. The Colossus was created to help the British code breakers read encrypted German messages.
  • First computer mouse

    The computer mouse as we know it today was invented and developed by Douglas Englebart during the 60's and was patented on November 17, 1970. While creating the mouse, Douglas was working at the Stanford Research Institute, a think tank sponsored by Stanford University, and originally referred to the mouse as a "X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System." This mouse was first used with the Xerox Alto computer system in 1973. However, because of its lack of success the first widely used mouse i
  • First email

    According to this article, the first email message was sent in 1971 by an engineer named Ray Tomlinson. Prior to this, you could only send messages to users on a single machine." Nice little nostalgia piece. I can't imagine a world without email, I've been using it for half my life... and I don't really have much of recollection of my days before email. Coincidence?
  • When was sky box launched?

    Sky Box Office launched on 16 March 1996 on Sky Analogue. At the time it carried mainly sporting events, such as major boxing fights.
  • Creators of Skype

    The creators of Skype first met each other at Tele2, a Swedish telecom company where they were both employed. In 1999, they put in their resignations and decided to form a development team.
  • First game console

    As of 2007, it is estimated that video game consoles represent 25% of the world's general-purpose computational power.[1] They have been banned in China since June 2000.[
  • Nectar Card

  • Skype

  • Linkedin

  • Facebook Launched

    Facebook is an online social networking service, whose name stems from the colloquial name for the book given to students at the start of the academic year by some university administrations in the United States to help students get to know each other.[7] It was founded in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes
  • When was twitter launched

    Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and by July, the social networking site was launched.
  • Tumblr

  • Tescco Clubcard

  • When was iplayer launched?

    On 16 October 2007, the BBC announced a strategic relationship with Adobe, that would bring a limited, streaming-only version of the iPlayer to Mac and Linux users, and Windows users who cannot or do not wish to use the iPlayer download service, such as Windows 9x users.[19] The streaming service was launched on 13 December 2007.[20] Most programmes can be viewed for up to seven days after broadcast, unlike the thirty days provided by the download service.[
  • Instagram

    Instagram was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger and launched in October 2010. The service rapidly gained popularity, with over 100 million active users as of April 2012.[5][6] Instagram is distributed through the Apple App Store and Google Play.[7] Support was originally available for only the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch; in April 2012, support was added for Android camera phones running 2.2 Froyo.
  • Snapchat

    September 2011
  • How many tweets are sent daily?

    generating over 340 million tweets daily and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day.[
  • Who Invented the first TV?

    Philo Farnsworth invented the television tube when he was only 14. RCA and David Sarnoff sued him for the patent, lost, then won it back taking the credit.
  • Prevention

    Doctors now know that genetics play a part in possibly passing on diseases from one generation to another. Knowing a patient's health history because of the role genetic testing has played in identifying diseases passed on from generation to generation can give doctors an early start on what to look for in a patient. Vaccines have also played an important role in prevention of diseases and technology has allowed the newest vaccines to prevent certain types of cancers.
  • Google Maps

    Google Maps (formerly Google Local) is a web mapping service application and technology provided by Google, that powers many map-based services, including the Google Maps website, Google Ride Finder, Google Transit,[1] and maps embedded on third-party websites via the Google Maps API.[2] It offers street maps, a route planner for traveling by foot, car, bike (beta), or with public transportation and a locator for urban businesses in numerous countries around the world. Google Maps satellite imag
  • Growth of twitter

    The company experienced rapid growth. It had 400,000 tweets posted per quarter in 2007. This grew to 100 million tweets posted per quarter in 2008. In February 2010, Twitter users were sending 50 million tweets per day.[30] By March 2010, the company recorded over 70,000 registered applications.[31] As of June 2010, about 65 million tweets were posted each day, equaling about 750 tweets sent each second, according to Twitter.[32] As of March 2011, that was about 140 million tweets posted daily.[
  • Most popular twitter accounts

    Most popular accounts As of 17 April 2013, the ten accounts with the most followers belonged to the following individuals and organisations:[253]
    1.Justin Bieber (37.6 million followers worldwide)
    2.Lady Gaga (36.1m) - most followed account for a female
    3.Katy Perry (35.0m)
    4.Barack Obama (30.0m) - most followed account for a politician
    5.Rihanna (29.2m)
    6.Taylor Swift (26.3m)
    7.YouTube (26.2m) - highest account not representing an individual
    8.Britney Spears (25.8m)
    9.Shakira (20.4m)
  • What do you think future TV will look like?

    We'd be much better off, I think, separating the screen, which should have a fairly long service life, from the electronics, which may be subject to regular upgrades and replacement, like a PC. Not all "digital hubs" will follow this model, of course. Apple could easily work with a company like Sony to turn its iMac into a more general-purpose entertainment center while remaining a powerful computer. And doubtless some TV sets really will gain a bunch of additional functionality, and help. B
  • What Will Your Laptop Look Like in 2015?

    The Slider Much like a sliding cellphone, this laptop is two OLED (organic light emitting diode) displays that slide one into the other. The sleeve acting as the monitor, and the lower as a keyboard and a mousepad/drawing surface. Dual Touch Screen Clamshell This device is two touchscreens in your typical clamshell. It is a transforming device – looking like a laptop, a piano, a sketch pad, or even a book. All of these applications sound good – but I am not sold we will still be in this st