Luke Hammer - Technology Timeline

  • Punch Cards

    Punch Cards
    Holes in cards or “punch cards” were used in early digital computers. This technology was a piece of stiff paper that had holes that represented either commands or data.
  • The Analytical Machine

    The Analytical Machine
    A design for the first general purpose computer by Charles Babbage in 1837. It wasn’t actually built until the 1940’s though.
  • Von Neumann architecture

    Von Neumann architecture
    This is one of the earliest computer storage programs ever made.

    ENIAC was the first electronic general purpose computer in the world. One of its first uses after WWII was for the planning of the possibility of the hydrogen bomb.

    UNIVAC is a line of electronically digital stored program computers.
  • High-level programming language

    High-level programming language
    A programming language that is more user friendly than lower-level programming language. The most recognizable of this type of programming language is Java.
  • UNIX Operating System

    UNIX Operating System
    UNIX was a multi-tasking, multi-user operating system that was developed in AT&T’s Bell labs research facility.
  • PC (personal computer)

    PC (personal computer)
    A PC is a general purpose computer that can be found in most households today.
  • Altair

    Altair was a popular microcomputer that could be bought as a kit or pre-assembled.
  • Apple

    Apple is a corporation that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics.
  • CRAY-1

    CRAY-1 was one of the first super computers ever created. It was designed by a man named Seymour Cray.
  • VisiCalc

    VisiCalc was the world’s first spreadsheet program that sold nearly 700,000 copies in roughly 6 years.
  • Windows

    A company that produces operating systems and products that utilize their operating system. One of the largest in its industry along with Apple.
  • Macintosh

    Macintosh is a line of personal computers that was created in 1984 and sold by Apple.