The genesis of mechanical / digital computing can be traced back to
Blaise Pascal and GW Liebnitz. Charles Babbage was the first to
imagine a machine that could process data. He designed first a
different engine, an analytical engine and an all purpose calculating
Experiments began for direct keyboard input on computers. Doug Ross
wrote a memo advocating direct access.
The era of magnetic disk storage dawned with IBM's shipment of a 305
TX-0, the first general-purpose, programmable computer built with
FORTRAN enabled a computer to perform a repetitive task from a
single set of instructions by using loops.
Commercial compiler for it's UNIVAC.
Dataphone, the first commercial modem.
COBOL designed for business use.
LISP made its debut as the first computer language designed for
writing artificial intelligence programs.
Telenet: the first commercially packet-switching network and civilian
equivalent of ARPANET, was born.
Bill Gates and Paul Allen found Micro-Soft.
The first issue of BYTE magazine published.
Steve Wozniak designed the Apple I, on a single-board computer.
The Cray I - the first commercially successful vector processor.
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak from the Apple Computer Company.
5 1/4" Flexible disk drive and diskette were introduced.
The first hard disk drive for microcomputer.
The first optical data storage disk.
The first Winchester 5.25-inch hard disk drive announced.
Microsoft acquires SCP's DOS.
Phillips created an erasable optical disk.
The first Cray XPM produced.
The first issue of PC Magazine printed.
Intel introduced the 6 MHz 80286 microprocessor.
Microsoft release MS-DOS 1.1 to IBM.
The first IBM PC clone, the MPC.
Compaq Portable PC introduced.
TCP/IP introduced and Internet's birth.
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