Rickivian Thomas

By Room115
  • The First Computer

    The first electronic digital computers were developed in the mid-20th century (1940–1945). Originally, they were the size of a large room, consuming as much power as several hundred modern personal computers (PCs). In this era mechanical analog computers were used for military applications.
  • The Atanasoff-Berry Computer

    The Atanasoff-Berry Computer
    A January 15, 1941 story in the Des Moines Register announced the ABC as "an electrical computing machinecomputing machine" with more than 300 vacuum tubes that would "compute complicated algebraic equations" (but gave no precise technical description of the computer).
  • The Zuse z3 Computer

    Konrad Zuse finishes the Z3 computer. The Z3 was an early computer built by German engineer Konrad Zuse working in complete isolation from developments elsewhere. Using 2,300 relays, the Z3 used floating point binary arithmetic and had a 22-bit word length. The original Z3 was destroyed in a bombing raid of Berlin in late 1943.
  • Harvard Mark 1

    Harvard Mark 1
    The electromechanical ASCC was devised by Howard H. Aiken, built at IBM and shipped to Harvard in February 1944. It began computations for the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships in May and was officially presented to the university on August 7, 1944.
  • The first video games

    The first video games
    The first video games ever made are the ones we play today like Tennis For Two, Tic Tac Toe, Mouse In The Maze, and more.
  • WWW (World Wide Web)

    WWW (World Wide Web)
    The internet evolved over time starting as a way to connect computers for messaging. The first website was just text on a green screen. It is still being developed with "cloud computing" being the next big thing.
  • Whirlwind Computer

    Whirlwind Computer
    During World War II, the U.S. Navy approached the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) about building a flight simulator to train bomber crews. Whirlwind took three years to build and first went online on April 20, 1951. The project's budget was $1 million a year, and after three years the Navy had lost interest. However, during this time the Air Force had become interested in using computers to help the task of ground controlled interception.
  • MIB Stretch

    MIB Stretch
    Despite its tremendous speed and versatility, the system takes no more floor space than the IBM 704 (2,000 sq. ft.).
  • DEC PDP-8

    DEC PDP-8
    DEC introduced it on 22 March 1965, and sold more than 50,000 systems, the most of any computer up to that date.
  • Micral

    It was delivered to the INRA in January 1973, and commercialized in February 1973 for FF 8,500 (about $1,750) making it a cost-effective replacement for minicomputers which augured the era of the PC.
  • Evolution of Phones

    Evolution of Phones
    Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive made the first call on a handheld mobile phone on April 3, 1973 .
  • Microsoft

    Established on April 4, 1975 to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800, Microsoft rose to dominate the home computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems.
  • Altair 8800

    Altair 8800
    He was impressed with Don Lancaster's TV Typewriter (Radio Electronics, September 1973) article and wanted computer projects for Popular Electronics.
  • The First Apple

    The First Apple
    April 1st, 1976 Apple released the Apple I (and started Apple computers). They were hand built by Steve Wozniak and first shown in California to Homebrew computer club, so I presume they were built there.
  • The Apollos

    The Apollos
    Apollo 4.0 was made in April, 1982
  • Macintosh

    The commercial most notably aired during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII on January 22, 1984 and is now considered a watershed event and a masterpiece.
  • Commodore 64

    Commodore 64
    Commodore 64 was one of the first home computers and game devices ever made in the evolution.
  • Archie

    The first search engine Archie, written by Alan Emtage, Bill Heelan, and Mike Parker at McGill University in Montreal Canada was released.
  • PDA

    John Scully first uses the term PDA at CES while describing the Apple Newton.
  • Netscape

    Netscape (Mosaic Communications corporation) is found by Marc Andreesen and James H. Clark.
  • Cloning

    The world learns of Dolly, the first successfully cloned mammal.
  • Sega

    Sega is one of the oldest and modern game corporations in the world.
  • Apple PowerPC G5

    Apple PowerPC G5
    Apple Releases the Apple PowerPC G5.
  • Xbox 360

    Xbox 360
    Released by Microsoft, now the second of the popular game console.
  • PS3 & Wii

     PS3 & Wii
    Sony and Nintendo releases the PS3 and Wii, respectively November 11 2006 (PS3) and November 19 2006 (Wii).
  • Apple TV

    Apple TV
    Apple released the Apple TV on March 7, 2012 (current release) and January 9, 2007 (original release)
  • Google Chrome

    Google Chrome
    Google releases the first public version of Chrome
  • The Apple Upgrades

    The Apple Upgrades
    Apple Introduced The Ipad.
  • Apple Iphone 4

    Apple Iphone 4
    Apple Iphone 4 was introduced
  • R.I.P Steve Jobs

    R.I.P Steve Jobs
    Steve Jobs passes away at the age of 56.
  • Sony Playstation

    Sony Playstation
    Sony released the first Playstation which sold over 100 million consoles.
  • Modern Game Upgrades

    Modern Game Upgrades
    People like the game consoles today instead of the other generations consoles. The games today let you do more than they did in the other generations of games. Zeebo might be released in U.S later on but will is similar to wii. People still recommened Xbox 360 and Playstation 3s.