Modern day use of Computers and Technology

Timeline created by ggiiaannnna
  • ENIAC Computer Begins to be Constructed

    ENIAC Computer Begins to be Constructed
    ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer), the first general-purpose electronic digital calculator begins to be constructed. This computer by most is considered to be the first electronic computer.
  • The EDSAC performs its first calculation

    The EDSAC performs its first calculation
    The EDSAC performs its first calculation on May 6, 1949
  • IBM produces and markets IBM 650

    IBM produces and markets IBM 650
    IBM produces and markets the IBM 650. More than 1,800 of these computers are sold in an eight-year span, with 120 installations in the first year.
  • Steve Jobs is Born

    Steve Jobs is Born
    Steve Jobs is born February 24, 1955.
  • Michael Dell is born

    Michael Dell is born
    Michael Dell is born February 23, 1965.
  • Micro-soft becomes Microsoft

    Micro-soft becomes Microsoft
    Microsoft officially drops the hyphen in Micro-soft and trademarks the Microsoft name November 26, 1976.
  • IBM hires Paul Allen and Bill Gates

    IBM hires Paul Allen and Bill Gates
    IBM hires Paul Allen and Bill Gates to create an operating system for a new PC. The pair buy the rights to a simple operating system manufactured by Seattle Computer Products and use it as a template. IBM allows the two to keep the marketing rights to the operating system, called DOS.
  • Mark Zuckerberg is born

    Mark Zuckerberg is born
    Mark Zuckerberg is born May 14, 1984.
  • 30 Million + computeres are in use in the U.S.

    30 Million + computeres are in use in the U.S.
    More than 30 million computers are in use in the United States.
  • World doesnt end on January 1, 2000

    World doesnt end on January 1, 2000
    Computers continue to work and the world doesn't come to an end on January 1, 2000 as some feared might happen because of the year 2000 bug.
  • Windows 2000 released

    Windows 2000 released
    Microsoft Windows 2000 was released February 17, 2000.
  • Google indexes over 1 billion pages

    Google indexes over 1 billion pages
    Google announces it has indexed over one billion pages making it the Internet's largest search engine.
  • Windows95 becomes a "legacy item"

    Windows95 becomes a "legacy item"
    Microsoft announces on January 1, 2001 Windows 95 is now a legacy item and will no longer be sold or shipped to any more customers.
  • Clippy will no longer be included in Microsoft Office

    Clippy will no longer be included in Microsoft Office
    Microsoft announces April 11, 2001 that it will no longer include Clippy with future releases of Microsoft Office.
  • iPod is introduced

    iPod is introduced
    Apple introduces the iPod and it goes on sell October 23, 2001.
  • iTunes store opens

    iTunes store opens
    Apple opens the iTunes store April 28, 2003.
  • iPhone is introduced

    iPhone is introduced
    Apple introduces the iPhone to the public at the January 9, 2007 Macworld Conference & Expo.
  • Windows vista and Office 2007 released

    Windows vista and Office 2007 released
    Microsoft releases Microsoft Windows Vista and Office 2007 to the general public January 30, 2007.
  • Barnes and Noble Nook released

    Barnes and Noble Nook released
    The first Barnes & Noble Nook is released November 30, 2009.
  • Steve Jobs passes away

    Steve Jobs passes away
    Steve Jobs passes away at the age of 56 on October 5, 2011.
  • Microsoft to buy Skype

    Microsoft to buy Skype
    Microsoft announces plans on May 10, 2011 to acquire Skype for $8.5 billion in cash.