Computer History

Timeline created by aramos15
In History
  • The Calculating Clock

    The Calculating Clock
    Wilhelm Schickard designed the first known mechanical calculator named the "Calculating Clock" that was uded to multiply large numbers. It is important becasuse it is a start for further development of technology, and because it is the first known mechanical calculator!
  • First Typewriter

    First Typewriter
    The first typewriter was patented by William Austin Burt. It was slow and clumsy, but it's the first writing machine, which could have influinced other people to come up with better ideas.
  • Telograph

    The telograph was invented. It is important because it was a main way of communication in earlier times
  • Printing Calculator

    Printing Calculator
    Scheutz invents the first printing calculator. This is important because it is a calculator that can print, and today printers are used for many things. Without this invention, the printer could have never been thought of or invented.
  • Comtometer

    The Comptometer is an invention of Dorr E. Felt that is operated by pressing keys. The comptometer is an early invention that is opening doors to better inventions and ideas
  • Electric Typewriter

    Electric Typewriter
    IBM introduces the electric typewriter It is important because it is the first electronic typewriter, and it was a boost to IBM. After development of machines like these, you could find people trying to better them.
  • The computer mouse

    The computer mouse
    Douglas Engelbart invented and patented the first computer mouse. It was nicknamed the mouse because the tail came out of the end of it. It is inportant because it is a type of input device that allows us to enter information into a computer in an easy way. Without this invention, i could not imagine what we would use in its place.
  • Microsoft

    Bill Gates and Paul Allen form a partnership called Microsoft. Microsoft begins small, but has a huge vision—a computer on every desktop and in every home. Important beause, during the next years, Microsoft becan to change the ways we work with a computer.
  • Apple

    Apple Computer Company is founded by Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, and Ron Wayne. Apple is very important today, all of their electronics and machines, like the iPod and MacBook, have changed our lives, and how we see technology
  • Using computers

    Using computers
    More than 10 million computers are being used in the U.S I think this is important because we can start to see how technology affects our daily life, economy, resources, etc.
  • The World Wide Web

    The World Wide Web
    The world wide web was launched to the public This is important because the web is used for communication in almost anything, and because it is an informational resource.
  • Message Pad

    Message Pad
    Apple invents and releases the Message Pad. I think it is important because it was a gadget used for handwritting recognition. It was uniqe, and brought out attention for better ideas
  • Google

    Google was founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page Important because Google may be the most used search engine, and because it has become so popular that it can be used as a word!
  • First iPhone

    First iPhone
    The first iPhone was released after Steve Jobs and others created it. I believe this is inportant because it was one of the earliest touch screen phones, which are seen very commonly now days
  • iPad

    The iPad was launched and introduced in mid 2010. it was primarily used as a platform for audio-visual media, books, periodicals, movies, music, games, and web content It was important because it was a machine made small and convinient for daily lives