History Of Computers

Timeline created by Jake Lobl
  • Charles Babbage

    Charles Babbage
    Charles Babbage, was an English mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer who originated the concept of a programmable computer
  • Ada Lovelace

    Ada Lovelace
    Ada Lovelace was an English writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the analytical engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine; thanks to this, she is sometimes considered the "World's First Computer Programmer".
  • CRT (Cathode Ray Tube)

    CRT (Cathode Ray Tube)
    The cathode ray tube (CRT) is a vacuum tube containing an electron gun and a fluorescent screen used to view images.
  • Enigma

    Enigma
    An Enigma machine is any of a family of related electro-mechanical rotor cipher machines used for the encryption and decryption of secret messages. Enigma was invented by German engineer Arthur Scherbius at the end of World War The early models were used commercially from the early 1920s, and adopted by military and government services of several countries — most notably by Nazi Germany before and during World War II. Several different Enigma models were produced, but the German militar
  • COLOSSUS Released

    COLOSSUS Released
    Colossus was the world's first electronic, digital, programmable computer, created for British codebreakers to help read encrypted German messages during World War II
  • ENIAC Released

    ENIAC Released
    ENIAC was designed to calculate artillery firing tables for the United States Army's Ballistic Research Laboratory.
  • UNIVAC 1 Released

    UNIVAC 1 Released
    The UNIVAC 1 was the first commercial computer produced in the United States.
  • Tim Berners Lee

    Tim Berners Lee
    Tim Berners-Lee was born in southwest London, England, on 8 June 1955, eventually created the World Wide Web, the defining of HTML, HTTP and URL between the years of 1989 and 1991
  • Internet Released

    Internet Released
    The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite. Internet is a short form of the technical term internetwork,[2] the result of interconnecting computer networks with special gateways or routers. The Internet is also often referred to as the Net.
  • Mouse

    Mouse
    A mouse is a pointing device that functions by detecting two-dimensional motion relative to its supporting surface. Physically, a mouse consists of an object held under one of the user's hands, with one or more buttons. It sometimes features other elements, such as "wheels", which allow the user to perform various system-dependent operations, or extra buttons or features that can add more control or dimensional input
  • Floppy Dics

    Floppy Dics
    A floppy disk is a disk storage medium composed of a disk of thin and flexible magnetic storage medium, sealed in a rectangular plastic carrier lined with fabric that removes dust particles. They are read and written by a floppy disk drive (FDD).
  • Pong Released

    Pong Released
    Pong (marketed as PONG) is one of the earliest arcade video games, and is a tennis sports game featuring simple two-dimensional graphics. While other arcade video games such as Computer Space came before it, Pong was one of the first video games to reach mainstream popularity
  • GPS

    GPS
    The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth, where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites.
  • Cray 1

    Cray 1
  • Microsoft Founded

    Microsoft Founded
  • Apple 1 Released

    Apple 1 Released
  • Sinclair ZX80

    Sinclair ZX80
    The Sinclair ZX80 is a home computer brought to market in 1980 by Science of Cambridge Ltd. It is notable for being the first computer (unless you consider the MK14) available in the United Kingdom for less than a hundred pounds (£99.95).
  • IBM 5150

    IBM 5150
    The IBM Personal Computer, commonly known as the IBM PC, is the original version and progenitor of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform. It is IBM model number 5150, and was introduced on August 12, 1981. It was created by a team of engineers and designers under the direction of Don Estridge of the IBM Entry Systems Division in Boca Raton, Florida.
  • Commodore 64

    Commodore 64
    Volume production started in the spring of 1982, with machines being released on to the market in August at a price of US$595. During the C64's lifetime, sales totalled between 12.5 and 17 million units, making it the best-selling single personal computer model of all time.[6][7] For a substantial period of time (1983–1986), the C64 dominated the market with between 30% and 40% share and 2 million units sold per year
  • Mac OS

    Mac OS
    Mac OS is a series of graphical user interface-based operating systems developed by Apple Inc.
  • CD Roms

    CD Roms
  • Amstrad PCW

    Amstrad PCW
    The Amstrad PCW series was a range of personal computers produced by British company Amstrad from 1985 to 1998. Amstrad's founder Alan Sugar realised that most computers in Britain were used for word processing at home, and allegedly sketched an outline design for a low cost replacement for typewriters during a flight to the Far East. This design featured a single "box" containing all the components, including a portrait-oriented display, which would be more convenient for displaying docum
  • Windows

    Windows
    Microsoft Windows is a series of graphical interface operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft. Microsoft introduced an operating environment named Windows on November 20, 1985 as an add-on to MS-DOS in response to the growing interest in graphical user interfaces.Mcrosoft Windows came to dominate the world's personal computer market, overtaking Mac OS
  • Browsers

    Browsers
  • SNES

    SNES
    The Super Nintendo Entertainment System is a 16-bit video game console that was released by Nintendo in North America, Europe, Australasia (Oceania), and South America between 1990 and 1993. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System is Nintendo's second home console, following the Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • Playstation Releasd

    Playstation Releasd
  • DVD

    DVD
  • 1st CGI Film (Toy Story)

    1st CGI Film (Toy Story)
  • Memory Sticks

    Memory Sticks
    Memory Stick is a removable flash memory card format, launched by Sony in October 1998,[
  • Ipod Released

    Ipod Released
    iPod is a line of portable media players created and marketed by Apple Inc.
  • Xbox Released

    Xbox Released
    The Xbox is a sixth-generation video game console manufactured by Microsoft. The Xbox was the first video game console to feature a built-in hard disk drive, used primarily for storing game saves and content downloaded from Xbox Live.
  • Wii Released

    Wii Released
    The Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006. The console was conceived in 2001, as the Nintendo GameCube was first seeing release. According to an interview with Nintendo's game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, the concept involved focusing on a new form of player interaction. The consensus was that power isn't everything for a console. Too many powerful consoles can't coexist. It's like having only ferocious dinosaurs. They might fight and hasten their own extinct
  • Ipad

    Ipad
    The iPad is a line of tablet computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc.