Technology through the 50's to 70's

Events

Video Recorder

1952

The first video tape recorder was created in 1952 for the BBC.

Hard Drive

1956

IBM introduced HDDs in 1956 for one of their computers.

Television

1956

Television is introduced to Australia, in time for the Melbourne Olympics.

Modem

1958

Computer Modems were put into place.

Spacewar!

1962

Spacewar - the first computer games ever created.

Cassette

1962

Philips, electronic company, invent the cassette tape for audio storage.

Videodisc

1963

Videodisc was invented, looks like an over-sized CD and could hold hiqh quality audio and video to show movies with.

Floppy Disk

1971

Floppy Disk, compact storage at the time became publicly available.

VCR

1971

The first video cassette recorder (VCR) was released.

Pong

1972

The first ever public video game - released by Atari.

Cell Phones

1973

Motorola releases the first ever portable cell phone.

Laser Printer

1975

The laser printer was created.

Colour Television

1975

Australian television channels began broadcasting in colour.

Ink-jet Printer

1976

The ink-jet printer was released.

MRI

1977

Magnetic Resonance Imaging invented.

Walkman

1979

Sony began selling the walkman, personal music player.