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Technology Use Progression

  • 1981: Osborne 1

    1981: Osborne 1
    Was the first portable laptop that included a monitor, disk drives, and all components. Helped with the new era and new designs of laptops that we now use today.
    Creator:Adam Osborne
  • 1984: The Apple Macintosh

    1984: The Apple Macintosh
    One of the first commercially-available computers that didn't rely on a text-based interface. Was made to be easy to use and made to be a low-cost computer.
    Creator: Steve Jobs
  • 1985: Microsoft Windows

    1985: Microsoft Windows
    One of the most popular operating systems of all time. Was developed by Microsoft Corporation to run personal computers
    Creators: Bill Gates and Paul Allen
  • 1987: Conner CP340 hard disk drive

    1987: Conner CP340 hard disk drive
    Was the original high-performance hard disk drive designed for portable and desktop computers that require reduced size, weight, and high shock resistance.
    Creators: John Squires and Terry Johnson
  • 1989: World Wide Web

    1989: World Wide Web
    Was initially developed to meet the demand for automated information-sharing between scientists in universities and institutes around the world
    Creator: Tim Berners-Lee