Technology 1960-2012

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  • Spacewar!

    A two player video computer game in which each player takes control of a spaceship and attempts to destroy each other.
  • Telcan

    The first ever home video recorder

    Programming language that first became popular on microcomputers and was designed so non-science students could use it.
  • Automatic Teller Machine

    Could remotely access people’s electronic bank accounts and translate a desired amount into paper money.

    An early prototype of the Internet that allowed data to be moved in packets around the net.
  • Commodore 64

    An early gaming system.
  • Macintosh 128K

    Early personal computer.
  • Hubble Space Telescope

    A satellite that orbits Earth, taking pictures of the universe. Named after Edwin Hubble, an astronomer
  • Dolly the Sheep

    First animal to be cloned from an adult cell. She had three mothers: one to provide the egg, one the DNA, and one to carry the embryo to term.
  • Ipad 1

    The first in a series of tablet computers by Apple.