Technology in the 60s

  • The Cassette Tape

    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.
  • The Computer Mouse

    The Computer Mouse
    Doug Engelbart invented the computer mouse in 1963 so that people could interact with computers more easily.
  • The Floppy Disk

    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.
  • The ATM/Cash Machine

    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.
  • The Brown Box

    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.