Technology Timeline

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    GenX Timeline

  • Modern Computer Protoype

    Modern Computer Protoype
    Douglas Engelbart showcases the first modern computer prototype at a conference in San Francisco. This move helped create a computer for the public, not just specialized for academics.
  • First Floppy Disk

    First Floppy Disk
    IBM engineers create the first floppy disk, enabling data saving across different computers. This was never done before and changed how we save data.
  • First Home Game Console

    First Home Game Console
    German engineer Ralph Baer releases the Magnavox Odyssey, the first at-home game console. This opened the door for Atari to release Pong a few months later, revolutionizing gaming.
  • Founding Of Apple

    Founding Of Apple
    Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak co-found Apple Computers and release the Apple 1 computer, the first computer with a single-circuit board and ROM.
  • Word-Processing

    WordStar is released and is the first successful commercial word-processer ever. This changed the way computers were able to edit, format, and output text.