The Computer


First Computer- Tabulating machine


Herman Hollerith create a punch card computer and create what is now IBM. This computer is used to calculate the 1890 census

First Information Storing Computer


J.V. Atanasoff and his partner Clifford Berry create a computer that can solve 29 equations at once

Grand Father of all Digital Computers- ENIAC

1943 - 1944

John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert create Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator (ENIAC). This computer takes up 2 rooms and has 18,000 vacuum tubes

Computer Chip


Jack Kilby and Robert noyce create the integrated circuit

Floppy Disk


IMB create floppy disk so people can share between computers

Personal Computers (PCs) Hit the Market

1974 - 1977

A handful of brands release computers for personal use including Scelbi & Mark-8 Altair, IBM 5100, RadioShack’s TRS-80—affectionately known as the “Trash 80,” and the Commodore PET

Apple Starts Up


Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak launch Apple with the Apple 1 first single circuit board on April first

Microsoft Starts with Windows


Windows is created as a response to apples GUI

PCs Become Game Consoles


Games such as Command & Conquer, Alone in the Dark 2, Theme Park, Magic Carpet, Descent and Little Big Adventure hit the market



The creation of wi-fi plays a big part as people start to connect to the internet without the use of wires