History of Computers

Timeline created by kturnlund15
  • UNIVAC Computer

    The first computer made commercially in the US. This opened the door for computer legends such as Steve Jobs and Bill Gates to learn about computers and programming.
  • Silicon Chip Invented

    The first silicon chip was made in the US. This revolutionized the way computers operated and basically created the computers today.
  • First Computer Game

    Called Spacewar Computer Game, this game was the ancestor to World of Warcraft and MineCraft.
  • Computer Mouse Invented

    The mouse predecessed things like joysticks and other peripheral devices.
  • Dynamic RAM Invented

    Dynamic RAM made things like word processing documents possible.
  • E-Mail Created

    Email made a whole new way to communicate. It's now probably one of the biggest ways of communication today, although it has decreased a little due to Facebook and other social networking sites.
  • Personal Computer Invented

    This invention was the grandparent to desktops and laptops, made computers much more popular.
  • Microsoft Inc. Founded

    Bill Gates and Paul Allen sell an interpretor for Altair 8800. Computer legend is born.
  • Apple Computers Founded

    Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak begin a company that would soon bring us revolutionary devices like the iPod and the iPhone.
  • Apple McIntosh Invented

    Introduced with a windows interface. Started a legacy of computers, including the one I'm working on right now, the MacBook.
  • World-Wide-Web created

    Revolutionizing both technology and resources for everyone, the World Wide Web is still very much current, a feat unmatched to this day.