The Impact Of ICT

  • First Computer Invented

    The first computer was called the Difference Engine and was invented by Charles Babbage.
  • First Keyboard Sold

    The first keyboards were officially released and mass marketed.
  • Collosus Demonstrated

    The first electronic programmable computer, the collosus, is demonsrated.
  • Collosus Computer Manafactured

    The Collosus was put into use by British codebreakers in WW2 but was discountinued in 8 June 1945
  • Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device

    The earliest known interactive electronic game was by Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann on a cathode ray tube. The patent was filed on January 25, 1947 and issued on December 14, 1948. The game was a missile simulator inspired by radar displays from World War II. It used analog circuitry, not digital, to control the CRT beam and position a dot on the screen. Screen overlays were used for targets since graphics could not be drawn at the time.
  • 500 Computers

    500 recorded computers are in use in the U.S.A
  • Magnavox Oddysey

    The Magnavox Oddysey which was the 1st ever gaming console was released in North America.
  • First Email Sent

    First ARPANET e-mail sent.
  • Zork Released

    The Text Adventure Zork was released. xyzzy!
  • Monster Maze Released

    Monster Maze, the first 3D game was released
  • BBC Micro released

    The BBC Micro was released with an emphasis on education, it was widely regarded as the best computer of its time. *Wikipedia*
  • Mortal Kombat Released

    The 1st edition of Mortal Kombat was released. It subsently ERSB rating were put into place due to its extreme violence. Boo!
  • Doom Released.

    The first ever First Person Shooter was released, to good reviews, but it offended many.
  • Google First Invented

    Originally called "BackRub" it ran on Stanford University servers
  • First Corpse Explosion

    In the game "Diablo 2" the 1st ever exploding of a corpse was performed in game by a developer. Once youve blown up a corpse you cant go back.
  • Valve Release Source Engine

    Valve released the source engine in Couner strike: Source.
  • iPlayer Launched

    The iPlayer was launched as a "channel" for the Wii showing low res vidoes of TV programs for up to a week after they were on TV
  • Rasberry Pi Released

    The £20 Tiny Computer was released to learn Python on. Compatible with Linux and outsold all expectations with an up to 8 month wait on the waiting list.
  • First Harlem Shake

    This needs no explanation.
  • Next Genaration of GFX Cards announced.

    Nvidia announced there Maxwell and Haswell GTX 780 and 770 Cards.
  • Full VR available.

    I hope!