Technology Timeline of the 1970's

Timeline created by jfitch
  • Automated Teller Machine (ATM)

    Automated Teller Machine (ATM)
    During the 1960s researchers had been working on bringing automation and online transactions to customers in the form of an Automated Teller Machine (ATM). By decade’s end many systems are up or being planned in Europe and North America. Main researchers Do Duc Cuong, Donald Wetzel, and John Shepherd-Barron.
  • Pong is Released

    Pong is Released
    Young engineer, Al Alcorn, designs a version of Ping Pong. The game was tested in California, where it proved very popular. Pong would revolutionize the arcade industry and launch the modern video game era.
  • Queen send first email

    Queen send first email
    Queen Elizabeth II sends out an e-mail on March 26 as a part of a demonstration of networking technology.
  • Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs complete Apple-1

    Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs complete Apple-1
    Designed in Sunnyvale, California, the Apple-1 is a single-board computer for hobbyists. The pair started a new company, naming it Apple Computer, Inc.
  • Atari launches Computer System game console

    Atari launches Computer System game console
    Atari releases its Video Computer System (VCS). The VCS was the first widely successful video game system and was designed to be connected to a home television set. Created by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney