8,500 BC Bone carved with prime numbers found
1000 BC to 500 BC Abacus invented
Pascal’s invented adding machine, France
1822 Charles Babbage drafted Babbage Difference Engine, England
1835 Babbage Analytical Engine proposed, England
1843 Ada Byron Lovelace computer program to calculate Bernoulli numbers, England
1943 Turing COLOSSUS the first programmable computer, England
1946 ENIAC first electronic computer, U.S.A.
1951 UNIVAC first computer used by U.S. government, U.S.A.
1969 ARPANET Department of Defense lays groundwork for Internet, U.S.A.
1968 Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce found in Intel, U.S.A.
1977 Apple computers for consumers sold, U.S.A.
1981 IBM personal computers sold, U.S.A.
1991 World Wide Web consumer Internet access, CERN, Tim Berners-Lee Switzerland/France
2000 Y 2K Bug programming errors discoveredCurrent Technologies include word processing, games, email, maps, and streamingThe development of network technology and increases in processing capabilities for microcomputers madeconsumer Internet use possible by 1991. The computer evolution since then continues. New uses emergeevery year.