Technology in the 60s By lazaroj14 1963 The Cassette Tape Lou Ottens invented the cassette tape, which could be either blank or pre-recorded. This made it possible to make music portable and accessible, so you could listen to your favorite tunes on the go. 1963 The Computer Mouse Doug Engelbart invented the computer mouse in 1963 so that people could interact with computers more easily. 1967 The Floppy Disk In 1967, Alan Shugart, who worked at IBM, started working on the floppy disk. It was used to store data and to back up and transfer data between computers. 1967 The ATM/Cash Machine John Shepherd-Barron and his team are the guys who invented the first ATM/Cash Machine. They made it so that people could do basic transactions without having to talk to a bank teller. 1968 The Brown Box Ralph Baer and his team created the first prototype of a home video game system in 1968, known as the "Brown Box". It allowed people to play games on a television.