The Personal Computer

By liagow9
  • Charles Babbage

    -Babbage conceived of a steam-driven calculating machine that would be able to compute tables of numbers.
    -The Difference Engine-The Analytical Engine (1830)
  • Konrad Zuse - Z1 Computer

    The first freely programmable computer.
  • Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator (ENIAC)

    Considered the grandfather of digital computers.
  • IBM

    Introduced the 650, the first mass produced computer.
  • 1958: Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce

    The integrated circuit - the computer chip.
  • Douglas Engelbart - GUI

    shows a prototype of the modern computer with a mouse and a graphical user interface.
  • DRAM chip

    Dynamic Access Memory chip.
  • Invention of the Floppy Disk

    Invented by Alan Shugart at IBM.
  • Xerox designed a built in mouse

    The Alto computer by Xerox had the first work station with a built-in mouse for input.
  • First consumer computers

    Scelbi & Mark-8 Altair & IBM 5100 Computers
  • The Apple II

    Offered coloured graphics and incorporateed an audio cassette drive for storage.
  • First IBM personal computer

    The “Acorn”. It used Microsoft’s MS-DOS operating system.
  • The first dot com is registered

    Quite a few years before the introduction of the WWW.
  • Tim Berners-Lee develops HTML

    He developsed HyperText Markup Language which in turn allowed for the World Wide Web.
  • Pentium microprocessor

    Furthers the use of graphics and music on computers
  • iMac

    iMac released, Apple gains more popularity
  • WiFi emerges

    Wireless internet first emerges
  • 64-bit processor available to buy

    The first 64-bit processor released to consumers.
  • MacBook Pro released

    The release of Apple's its first Intel-based, dual-core mobile computer.
  • iPhone release

    Smart phone with computer like characterisitics
  • iPad

    Tablet computer emerges.