Timeline created by jordankim
  • Charles Babbage

    Charles Babbage
    Designs his first mechanical computer
  • Analytical Engine

    Analytical Engine
    Analytical Engine was invented by Charles Babbage
  • IBM

    was formed
  • Philo Farnsworth

    Television Electronic was invented
  • Alan Turing

    Alan Turing
    Develops the concept of a theoretical computing machine
  • Computer bug

    Term computer 'bug' as computer bug was first used by Grace Hopper
  • Pilot ACE

    Donald Watts Davies joins Alan Turing to build the fastest digital computer in England at the time
  • Claude Shanon

    Builds the first machine that plays chess
  • Hideo Yamachito

    First electronic computer was created in Japan by Hideo Yamachito
  • Alan Turning

    Published his paper Computing Machinery and Intelligence which helps create the Turing Test
  • The first Computer Game

    Spacewar Computer game was invented by Steve Russell and MIT
  • The Computer Mouse

    Douglas Engelbart invents first computer mouse
  • Word processor

    IBM introduces the first word processor
  • Hypertext

    Andries van Dam and Ted Nelson coin the term "hypertext"
  • Floppy Disk

    Floppy Disk
    IBM creates the first floppy disk
  • RAM

    Intel introduces the world's first avaliable dynamic RAM(Random-Access Memory) chip and the first microprocessor, the Intel 4004
  • E-mail

    Invented by Ray Tomlinson
  • First Video Game

    Atari releases Pong, the first commercial video game
  • CD

    Compact Disk is invented in the US
  • Portable Computers

    Portable Computers
    Altair produced the first portable computer
  • Microsoft Corporation

    The Microsoft Corporation was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen
  • Apple

    Apple was founded by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs

    Ward Chiristensen wrtes the programme "MODEM" allowing two microcomuter to exchange files with esch other over a phone line
  • Apple's color graphic

    Apple Computer's Apple II, the first color graphic computer was demonstrated
  • Magnetic tape

    Magnetic tape
    First magnetic tape was deloped in the US
  • Paul Allen and Bill Gates

    IBM hired Paul and Bill to create an operating system for a new PC
  • Microsoft

    MS-DOS Computer Operating System was success
  • Windows

    Microsoft Windows introduced new operating system which can be controled by mouse to navigate through drop-down menus, tabs and icons
  • Apple Macintosh

    Apple introduces the Macintosh with mouse and window interface
  • Nintendo

    The Nintendo Entertainment System makes its debut
  • The World Wide Web

    The World Wide Web is launched to the public
  • Yahoo

    was created
  • Google

    was founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page
  • Xbox

    Bill Gates introduces the Xbox