Timeline computer

  • 1937

    1937
    The scientist George Stibitz, built a circuit that later helped in the design of computers.
  • 1941

    1941
    The engineer built the Z3 computer that was used in aerodynamic calculations
  • 1942

    1942
    After a prototype test, the teacher John Vicent Atanasoff had funds and finished the Atanasoff-Berry computer at full scale
  • 1943

    1943
    The mathematician George Stibitz created a type of analog computer that aimed with great weapons at it's obhectives
  • 1943

    1943
    A new computer was created that was used as part of the continental defense system in the US
  • 1945

    1945
    John von Neumann described the architecture of a computer with program of electronic of information and programming data
  • 1948

    1948
    The firts random access electronic memory for computers was created
  • 1949

    1949
    Trevor Pearcey built a unique computer design that he used in his radio physics lab
  • 1949

    1949
    The first practical computer withstored program was built to provide a regular computer service
  • 1950

    1950
    The ERA 1101 was one of the first computers that was produced commercially. It was designed for high speed computing
  • 1950

    1950
    A computer was built as a test bench, which evaluated componends and systems, and established computer standards
  • 1951

    1951
    The first generical-purpose computer was sold, wich was a refinement of the experimental computers
  • 1951

    1951
    Univac-1 was the firts commercial computer that attracted general public attention. It was used in public services and insurance companies
  • 1952

    1952
    The IAS computer was designed for scientific calculations and did essential work for the US atomic weapons program
  • 1953

    1953
    Richard Grimsdale and Douglas Webb demostrated a prototype of transistorized computer
  • 1953

    1953
    Programmer Arthur Samuels used the 701 to write the frist computer program designed to play checkers
  • 1955

    1955
    The universal electronic digital computing engine was used mainly for science and engineering problems and some comercial applications
  • 1956

    1956
    The researchers experimented with direct keyboard input in to computers,a forerunner of today's normal mode of operation
  • 1956

    1956
    The TX-o was the first general-purpose programmable computer built with transistors
  • 1957

    1957
    DEC was initially founded to manufacture electronic modules for test, measurement, prototyping and control markets
  • 1958

    1958
    The 501 was built on a "building block" concept that allowed it to be highly flexible for many different uses
  • 1958

    1958
    The first large-scale computer comunications network. His task was to detected incoming Soviets bombers and direct interceptor aircraft to destroy them
  • 1960

    1960
    The typical computer system PDP-1, had the first computerized video game, SpaceWar;as well as programs to play music
  • 1962

    1962
    The linc was an early and important example of a "personal computer", thast it, a computer designed for a single user
  • 1962

    1962
    Atlas was thw fastest computer of that time, and introduced the concept of "virtual memory", that is, the use of a disk as an extension of main memory
  • 1964

    1964
    A small general-purpose computer was developed and programmed to monitor a reactor
  • 1965

    1965
    The DDP-116 was the frist commercial 16-bit minicomputer in the world
  • 1966

    1966
    The first HP computer was developed as a versatile instrumend controller. Was conected with a lot of standard laboratory instruments
  • 1971

    1971
    One of the first personal computers, the kenbak-1 with standart integrated circuits of small and medium scale
  • 1973

    1973
    The first IBM personal computer. ITS system was designed to run the APL programming lenguage in a compact briefcase type case
  • 1974

    1974
    The first US computer was commercially announced based on a microprocessor
  • 1974

    1974
    ALTO was a pioner computer with wide influence in the computer industry. It was based on a graphical user interface that used windows, icons and a mouse
  • 1975

    1975
    Tandem-16 was one of the first fault-tolerant comercial computers
  • 1975

    1975
    The Video Visualization Module (VDM) marked the first implementation of an alphanumeric video screen with personal computer memory
  • 1976

    1976
    The Apple-1 was a single-player computer for amateurs
  • 1977

    1977
    The TRS-80 was Tandy Radio Shack's first desktop computer, it induced a Z80 microprocessor, a video screen, and lenguage interpreter
  • 1979

    1979
    ATARI designed two microcomputers with gaming capabilites. The 400 served primarily as a game console, while the 800 was more a like a home computer
  • 1979

    1979
    the Motorola 68000 microprocessor exhibited a much faster processing speed that it's contemporaries
  • 1979

    1979
    The TI 99/4 had one of the fasted CPUs available in a home computer
  • 1980

    1980
    Commodore launched the VIC-20 home computer as a successor to the Commodore PET personal computer
  • 1980

    1980
    The Sinclair ZX80 was a very small home computer, showed it's output on the home screen of the user´s TV by using an adapter
  • 1981

    1981
    Acorn produced a popular computer, the BBC microcomputer system, so viewers at home could follow their own computers while watching the program
  • 1981

    1981
    Apollo and Sun Microsystems, optimized their machines to run graphic programs of intensive use of the computer
  • 1981

    1981
    The Osborne-1 was the first mass-produced laptop
  • 1983

    1983
    LISA was the first commercial personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI). It was, therefore, an important milestone in computer science
  • 1983

    1983
    Announced as the first computer 100% compatible with IBM PC, the Compaq Portable was able to run the same software as the IBM PC
  • 1984

    1984
    Macintosh was the first successful computer operated by a mouse with a graphical wer interface and was based on the Motorola 68000 microprocessor
  • 1986

    1986
    Compaq beat IBM in the market when iit announced Deskpro 386, the first computer on the market to use the new intel chip
  • 1988

    1988
    The computer that Steve Jobs created, a completely black cube was an important innovation. The NeXT had three Motorola microprocessors
  • 1991

    1991
    Apple introduced three PowerBooks, which over time became the typical design of laptos of the nineties
  • 1993

    1993
    Apple entered the market of laptops with the Newton , its caracteristics defined handheld computers in the following decades
  • 1995

    1995
    Track Write, the Keyboard consisted of three interconnected approximately trangular pieces, which formed a full size keyboard when the laptop was opened
  • 1996

    1996
    The first VAIO was a desktop computer, which presented an additional 3D interface on the windows 95 operating system
  • 1998

    1998
    The iMac was launched, a range of all-in-one Macontosh desktop computers
  • 2002

    2002
    Eart Simulator was the fasted supercomputer on the world, developed by the Japanese government to create global climate models
  • 2008

    2008
    Apple introduced its first ultra notebook: a lightweight and thin laptop with a large capacity battery, including integrated cameras and Wi-Fi capabilities
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    Computers continued to evolve over time