Technology of the 1950's

Timeline created by AlaynaMarie
  • Era 1101

    Era 1101
    The first commercially used computer was invented, and it's first customer was the U.S. Navy. The structure and components of this computer went on to influence computer development into the 1960's.
  • Ferranti Mark 1 Computer

    Ferranti Mark 1 Computer
    This computer was constructed in 1951 and was labeled the 1st "general purpose" computer. It was first distributed to Manchester University by Ferranti Mark.
  • The Johnniac Computer

    The Johnniac Computer
    In 1953, John von Neumann, a world famous mathematician, created the Johnniac computer. An ongoing expansive computer, this piece of technology inspired the ability for multiple users to access and operate the machine simultaneously.
  • First Keyboard Input

    First Keyboard Input
    1956 would be the year the first keyboard input operation was explored. Prior, punch cards or paper tape were the ways operators would communicate with devices. This sparked the convenience factor keyboards allowed computer users.
  • The 1st Microchip

    The 1st Microchip
    Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce produced the first microchip in the year 1958. Known as the ancestor of todays microchips, it would go on to cultivate the chips used in technology such as calculators and our portable electronic devices.