Computer Timeline

Events

Technological: Robotic Machines

1950

The creation of robotic machines will allow efficiency in both physical and mental work by exerting the work of humans and offering more output for the growing population.

Innovation: Apple I

April 1, 1976

Apple I is the first computer with a circuit board, which will electrically connect electronic components rather than a complex task of using wires for connecting components.

Societal: Teaching/Learning+ Computers

1980 - 1989

Computers allowed teachers to easily transfer information to students and enhance the learning environment by giving visual representations of material being learned and allowing students to learn more information outside of school.

Technological: Gavilan SC

May 1983

The Gavilan SC will be the first laptop because of its portability as a computer, which will later allow computers to be accessed anywhere.

Societal: Internet

1985 - 1989

People were seeking knowledge more than ever as the 21st century approaches. The implement of the internet into computers will enhance the use for computers by giving users a wide range of knowledge to search for, meeting their wants.

Technological: Genetic Engineering+Computer Science

1990 - 1994

Genetic Engineering with Computer Science feeds and provides the growing general population with a surplus of food, which will prevent famine in society by implementing nutrients and genetic modifications to combat pests and crop failure.

Iteration: Pentium Microprocessor

March 22, 1993

Pentium microprocessor allowed computers to enhance speech, sound, handwriting, and graphics to provide a “real world” feel as opposed to the standard 4-bit processors.

Societal: Social Networking

1997

Social networking is created to allow users to keep up with friends and trends that are happening in society. To add, the first known social network was Six Degrees.

Iteration: AMD Athlon 64

September 23, 2003

AMD Athlon 64 is the first 64 bit processor and is able to access over 4 billion times as much physical memory than a 32 bit; more calculations per second means a faster computer.

Innovation: iPhone

June 29, 2007

iPhone is created which features computer like functions such as surfing the web and a touch screen to allow a more natural feel compared to previous phones such as the T-Mobile Sidekick, which requires the use of buttons to navigate the phone.