Major Milestone in Computer History

Timeline created by DuctapeTurtle
  • First Electronic Computer

    First Electronic Computer
    John Atanasoff invents the first "official" electronic computer. Importance: It is the first major milestone in computer history. It is the true beginning of the digital age.
  • First General Puropse Computer

    First General Puropse Computer
    Eckert and Mauchly design the first computer geared toward business use. Importance: Is signaled the movement of computers from just research institutions and large corporations to smaller institutes.
  • First Sucessful "hight-programming" Language Created

    First Sucessful "hight-programming" Language Created
    An IBM team designed the first programming language designed to solve engineering and science problems. Importance: Programmers and engineers are beginning to design programs that are capable of much larger tasks.
  • First Computer with Integrated Circuits

    First Computer with Integrated Circuits
    IBM announces the first computer with integrated circuits. Importance: Computers are beginning to get smaller in size and moving toward the modern computer. It was also the first computer to cover a wide range of operations, small and large.
  • The UNIX OS is Introduced

  • First Microcomputer, the ALTAIR is introduced

    First Microcomputer, the ALTAIR is introduced
    The first microcomputer was created by a small company in Albuquerque NM. It ran on it intel 8080 processor. Importance: It is the first computer to have a microprocessor which is in most computers today.
  • IBM Releases the 'IBM PC'

    IBM Releases the 'IBM PC'
    IBM Releases the 'IBM PC', one of the first computer geared toward practical use other than engineering aspects of it. Importance: It signifies that computer companies are beginning to build their computers based on consumer needs and are being geared less toward the few "advanced" computer users.
  • Apple Introduces the Macintosh Computer

    Apple Introduces the Macintosh Computer
    Apple Introduces the Macintosh Computer This computer, released by Apple, is their first computer geared toward consumer use and was designed with a "user-friendly" operating system. Importance: It shows computer companies, including apple, are moving toward consumer use. Apple's GUI operating system was considered "user-friendly" because most OS's were hard to use.
  • Microsoft Releases Windows (specifically for IBM computers)

    Microsoft Releases Windows (specifically for IBM computers)
    Microsoft Releases windows to be ran on the 'IBM PC'. Importance: Microsoft Windows is currently the most used desktop operating system in use in the world today.
  • World Wide Web Introduced

    World Wide Web Introduced
    The “WWW” or World Wide Web was created when researchers at CERN developed HTML code. Almost all websites use this language today. Also was introduced was the “URL.”
    Importance: When this was created, it signified the beginning of the modern internet including HTML code, which almost all websites use today.