The 1980's

  • IBM PC

    IBM PC
    The IBM PC, set a standard for hardware and software compatibility, popularizing the use of personal computers in homes and businesses. The IBM PC enhanced our lives by making computing available for personal and commercial use. It transformed various industries through increased productivity and accessibility.
  • The Apple Lisa

    The Apple Lisa
    The Apple Lisa was a pioneering computer that introduced significant innovations, the graphical user interface (GUI), a mouse, and what we konw now as a desktop. The GUI made computers more intuitive and user-friendly, and influencing the design of modern operating systems.
  • The CD-ROM

    The CD-ROM
    The CD-ROM revolutionized data storage and distribution by providing a compact, and high-capacity form of storage. With a CD-ROM drive, users could access things like data, software, and multimedia content. CD-ROM's enhanced storage and made it key in the progress of multimedia applications and the distribution of digital content.
  • Windows Operating System

    Windows Operating System
    Microsoft Windows is an operating system that introduced a graphical user interface for IBM-compatible PCs. Windows played a crucial role in making computers more accessible to a broader audience, establishing Microsoft as a dominant player in the software industry. Its impact on personal computing is significant, as it became the most widely used operating system worldwide.
  • World Wide Web

    World Wide Web
    The World Wide Web was developed by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN. It introduced a system of interconnected documents accessible via the internet. It also provided a friendly interface for browsing and navigating through web pages using hyperlinks. The World Wide Web revolutionized the way we access and share information. Its impact on our lives is immeasurable, it has opened up doors to knowledge, communication, and opportunities on a global scale.