First freely programmable computer. the inventor is Konrad Zuse .
1942 - 1944
was first in the computing biz is not always as easy as ABC.the inventor of the ABC computer is John Atanasoff & Clifford Berry.
IBM 701 EDPM Computer
1943 - 1946
The year 1943 saw the development of IBM's 701 EDPM, which, according to IBM, was the first commercially successful general-purpose computer.
Harvard Mark I Computer
1944 - 1946
Howard Aiken & Grace Hopper
were the inventors of the havard mark I computer, the siz of the computer is the size of a room.
1948 - 1949
a transistor is not a computer, but this invention greatly affected the history of computers.
Manchester Baby Computer & The Williams Tube
1948 - 1949
Baby and the Williams Tube turn on the memories.
The Manchester Baby was the world's first stored program computer, running its first program in June 1948. It was designed as a prototype to the Manchester Mark I and to test memory.
1951 - 1953
First commercial computer & able to pick presidential winners.
First commercial computer
1960 - 1961
First commercial computer with keyboard input and monitor to display entered material--the PDP-1--introduced.
IBM Selectric typewriter.
1962 - 1964
IBM introduces Selectric typewriter, in which characters are printed on paper by a rotating ball while the carriage remains fixed.
1964 - 1967
Philips introduces the "Compact Cassette" for recording sound on magnetic tape.
First "personal computer" intended for a single researcher developed by Digital Equipment Corporation and MIT's Lincoln Laboratory.
Each LINC computer cost $43,000.
1969 - 1972
ARPANET, the "Mother of the Internet," is begun as a U.S. government experiment linking researchers with remote computer centers and allowing them to share hardware and software resources.
first word-processing system
1973 - 1974
Lexitron introduces first word-processing system ever create.
1980 - 1981
On January 3, Hewlett Packard introduces its HP-85. A microcomputer with 16kB of RAM and a 5-inch CRT display.
IBM PERSONAL COMPUTER
1983 - 1984
IBM joins the computer race by announcing the IBM Personal Computer on August 12, 1983, which runs the new MS-DOS operating system and has a starting price of $1,565.
IBM PC DIVION (PCD)
1984 - 1986
IBM PC Division (PCD) introduces its first portable computer, the IBM Portable weighing in at 30 pounds.
IBM INTRODUCES THE PS/2 PERSONAL COMPUTER.
1987 - 1988
IBM introduces the PS/2 personal computer that has improved graphics, a 3.5-inch diskette drive, and proprietary bus to help prevent clone makers competition, and a bidirectional 8-bit port.
1989 - 1991
The first release of Microsoft Office for the Apple Mac is released on August 1, 1989.
1992 - 1993
Intel releases the 80386SL processor that uses low power and found in many portable computers.