Computer Evolution

Events

First Computer

1946

The ENIAC was invented by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly at the UPenn and It occupied about 1,800 square feet and used about 18,000 vacuum tubes, weighing almost 50 ton

Computer Language is Born

1953

Grace Hopper developed the first computer language, which is now known as COBOL.

First Computer Chip

1958

Robert Noyce and Jack Kilby introduced computer chip to the world, which also earned Kilby the Noble Peace Prize.

Mouse is Invented

1963

Douglas Engelbart invented the computer mouse. He called it the mouse because the cord came out the back like a tail.

Computers like Today

1964

Douglas Engelbart makes a computer with a mouse and an actual monitor. Even thought it doesn't have color, these were the computers that evolved into the ones that the common people use today.

First Flash Drive

1965

IBM's 2315 disk cartridge is announced and it was known to be much more easily movable. These disk cartridges are the reasons we have flash drives today.

The Internet is Invented

1969

The original internet wasn't used very widely because not many people had access to it.

Floppy disk

1971

Just like the disk cartridges, Alan Shugart invented the "floppy disk," allowing data to be shared among many different computers.

Microsoft

1975

Microsoft was founded by Paul Allen and Bill Gates on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800.

Apple is Created

1976

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak released the first Apple computer, Apple 1, the first computer with a single-circuit board, which means all the parts of a computer in one body.

First Laptop

1981

The laptop was invented by Adam Osborne in 1981. It was called ''Osborne 1'' and cost $1,795.

The World Wide Web

1991

The World Wide Web was launched in August 6. This made information transfer WAY easier and much faster.

Nokia Starts a New Trend

1996

Nokia released a phone that had internet. This started a line of brand new devices that were like little computers.

Google is Created

1998

Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded Google, one of the largest companies in the world today.