Timline of the computer

  • Computer (Z1)

    Computer (Z1)
    The first freely programed computer.
  • ABC computer

    ABC computer
    The computer used modern digital switching techniques and vacuum tube switches
  • Harvard Mark I Computer

    Harvard Mark I Computer
    The Harvard Mark 1 computer.
  • UNIVAC computer

    UNIVAC computer
    First Commercial
    Computer & able to pick presidential winners.
  • ERMA and MICR

    ERMA and MICR
    The first bank industry computer - also MICR (magnetic ink character recognition) for reading checks.
  • scelbi & mark-8 altair & ibm 5100 computers

    The first consumer computers.
  • The IBM PC - Home Computer

    From an "Acorn" grows a personal computer revolution
  • Apple Macintosh Computer

    The more affordable home computer with a GUI.
  • IBM Portable Personal Computer

    An early portable computer
  • IBM PCD's first laptop computer

    A lightweight case with a carrying handle containing a built-in.