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Computer Timeline

Type Printing

1488

The moveable-type printing press is invented by Johann Gutenburg.

Pascal

1642

Blaise Pascal invents the the "Pascaline", a mechanical adding machine

Electric Machine

1660

Otto von Gürcke builds first "electric machine.

Ben Frankin

1752

Ben Franklin captures lightning

Battery

1800

Alessandro Volta invents the battery.

Lamp

1809

Sir Humphry Davey invents electric arc lamp

Charlie Babbage

1825

Charles Babbage begins his government-funded project to build the first of his machines, the "Difference Engine", to mechanize solutions to general algebra problems.

The importance of his work is recognized by Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter who, gifted in mathematics, devises a form of binary arithmetic which uses only the digits 1 and 0.

1825

Morse code

1835

Samuel Morse invents Morse code

Remote

1898

Remote control was invented by Nikola Tesla

Philo Farnsworth

1923

Television Electronic was invented by Philo Farnsworth

First Electronic Computer

1950

The first electronic computer is created in Japan by Hideo Yamachito.

Spacewar!

1962

The first computer game Spacewar Computer Game invented BY Steve Russell & MIT

Mouse

1963

Douglas Engelbart invents and patents the first computer mouse (nicknamed the mouse because the tail came out the end)

The American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) is developed to standardize data exchange among computers.

Xerox

1969

Gary Starkweather invents the laser printer whilst working with Xerox

Pong

1972

Atari releases Pong, the first commercial video game

DNS

1983

Domain Name System (DNS) pioneered by Jon Postel, Paul Mockapetris and Craig Partridge. Seven 'top-level' domain names are initially introduced: edu, com, gov, mil, net, org and int.

Apple

1984

Apple introduces the Macintosh with mouse and window interface

Nintendo

1985

The Nintendo Entertainment System makes its debut.

Google

1998

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

After 2000

2001

Approximately 1 billion PCs been sold

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