Computer Technology Timeline

Timeline that Highlight Developments in - Processing power, graphics, Computing languages, Artificial intelligence

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1906 Lee De Forest invents the electronic tube

1906 - 1911

1911 IBM is formed on June 15

1911 - 1923

1923 Television Electronic was invented by Philo Farnsworth

1923 - 1937

1937 Alan Turing develops the concept of a theoretical computing machine

1937 - 1939

1938 Konrad Zuse creates a binary digital computer using punch tape

1938 - 1943

1943 Adolf Hitler uses the Enigma encryption machine

1943 - 1945

Colossus: Alan Turing develops the the code-breaking machine Colossus

1943 - 1945

1945 Computer Bug: The term computer ‘bug’ was first used by Grace Hopper

1945 - 1949

1949 Claude Shannon builds the first machine that plays chess

1949 - 1950

1950 Alan Turing makes a paper Computing Machine developing the Turing Test.

1950 - 1956

1958 The first integrated silicon chip is produced by the US Jack Kilby

1958 - 1962

1962 The first computer game Spacewar was nvented by Steve Russell

1962 - 1963

1963 Douglas Engelbart invents and patents the first computer mouse

1963 - 1970

1970 Intel introduces the first dynamic RAM chip and the first microprocessor

1970 - 1972

1972 E-mail was invented by Ray Tomlinson also invented was the CD

1972 - 1976

1976 Apple Computers was founded by Steve Jobs

1976 - 1985

1985 The Nintendo Entertainment System makes its debut.

1985 - 1991

1991 The World Wide Web is launched to the public on August 6

1991 - 1995

1995 Java, Amazon, Hotmail and Ebay were introduced

1995

1998 Google is founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page on September 7

1998 - 2001

2001 Bill Gates introduces the Xbox on January 7th

2001 - 2002

2002 Approximately 1 billion PCs been sold

2002 - 2006

2006 Skype announces that it has over 100 million registered users.

2006 - 2008