History of Telecomunications

Events

Telegraph Machine

1838

Samuel Morse invented the machine and the international morse code

Fax

1843

Invented by Alexander Bain

Telephone

1876

Invented by Alexander Graham Bell

Radio

1895

Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian inventor, sent and received his first radio signal.

Printer

1938

Chester Carlson invented a dry printing process called electrophotography commonly called a Xerox

Television

1939

Introduced in the Worl's Fair in New York City

Email

1971

Invented by Ray Tomlinson

Desktop Computer

1975

IBM 5100 was the first desktop computer introduced to the market.

Internet (World Wide Web)

1990

Marks the beginning of the transition to the modern Internet by Tim Berners-Lee's invention.

Webcam

1991

First used by the Cambridge University Computer Science Department.