Key Developments in ICT

  • The first computer

    Charles Babbage, considered the "father of the computer", he created a design of computer called an Analytical Engine which unfortunately was never made.
  • Invention of the radio

    The first edition of the radio was patented by Guglielmo Marconi
    In July, Marconi made his first demonstration of the radio to the British government
  • Invention of televisions

    Televisions were made available in crude experimental forms in the late 1920s.
  • The first example of a personal computer

    The first instance of a personal computer was the LGP-30, used for science and engineering and was made for a single user, a personal computer.
  • Beginning of pay TV

    In the US, subscription TV began in the late 1970s and early 1980s, in the form of encrypted broadcasts which could only be decrypted with special equipment.
  • The creation of E-Mail

    Ray Tomlinson invented and developed electronic mail, creating the networked email system.
  • The first handheld phone

    The first mobile phone was demonstrated by John F. Mitchell and Martin Cooper of Motorola, using a handset weighing 2 kilograms.
  • First Laptops

    The Portal R2E CCMC, made by the French Company R2E was one of the first completely mobile laptops.
  • Development of the Internet

    Transfer Control Protocol/Internetwork Protocol were established, birthing the internet.
  • Invention of the smart phone

    Invented by IBM before being released in 1994
  • Google

    Larry Page and Sergey Brim created the search engine after meeting at Standford Uni.
  • MySpace

    The social network before Facebook, co-founded by by Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson.
  • Skype

    Niklas Zennström introduced it in 2003.
  • Facebook

    Facebook was launched by Mark Zuckerberg, present time billionaire.
  • YouTube

    Launched by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim
  • Twitter

    Created by Jack Dorsey who wanted to make a way for friends to keep tabs on each other.
  • Instagram

    Created by Kevin Systrom because of his love of photography.
  • Snapchat

    Snapchat was founded by Evan Spiegel, Reggie Brown, and Bobby Murphy, all students at Stanford University.
  • TikTok

    Developed by ByteDance