Technology Through The Ages

Timeline created by answiss
In History
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    1980-1989

  • Osborne 1

    Osborne 1
    The Osborne 1 is the first mass-produced portable computer. It was released in 1981 by the Osborne Computer Corporation. It featured a 5-inch display, 64 KB of memory, a modem, and two 5.25-inch floppy disk drives. It was designed to be portable and to fit under an airline seat.
  • Mobile Phone

    Mobile Phone
    The mobile phone came about because businesses and consumers needed something that would make communication easier. The mobile phone. That was when AT&T introduced the ideas of a cellular system. With this new approach, it became easier to research and invent the mobile phone.
  • Apple Mackintosh

    Apple Mackintosh
    The Apple Mackintosh, invented by Steve Jobs, was the first successful home computer, because it was the first time that a mouse and a graphical user interface (GUI) was used. It had over 128 KB of RAM and the product’s screen was 9 inches. It was brought into the market on January 24, 1984.
  • CD-ROM

    CD-ROM
    Compact Disc read-only memory (CD-ROM) was invented in 1985. It is a device that comes in the form of a pre-pressed compact disc and contains data that can be accessed but not written onto. It was used to transfer games and other computer software. The data CDs can be played only on computers, whereas the audio can be played on CD players as well.
  • Intel 80486 Microprocessor

    Intel 80486 Microprocessor
    Intel released the 80486 microprocessor which was the 4th generation chip released since 1978. It was the first chip to possess over one million transistors.