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Z1 Computer

1936

Z1 Computer is created by Konrad Zuse

ABC Computer

1942

John Atanasoff & Clifford Berry create the Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC)

Harvard Mark I Computer

1944

The Harvard Mark I Computer is created by Howard Aiken & Grace Hopper

ENIAC 1 Computer

1946

John Presper Eckert & John W. Mauchly create the ENIAC Computer

The Transistor

1947 - 1948

This is not a computer but it greatly affected the future of computers.

Manchester Baby Computer & The Williams Tube

1948

Created by Frederic Williams & Tom Kilburn

UNIVAC Computer

1951

The first commercial computer able to pick presidential winners is created by John Presper Eckert & John W. Mauchly.

IBM 701 EDPM Computer

1953

IBM enters the computer industry.

FORTRAN Computer Programming Language

1954

Created by John Backus & IBM this was not a computer but it was the first high level successful programming language.

ERMA and MICR

1955

The first bank industry computer, created by the Stanford Research Institute, Bank of America, and General Electric. This computer was not used until 1959.

The Integreated Circuit

1958

Also known as 'The Chip' this was not a computer but greatly effected it. Created by Jack Kilby & Robert Noyce.

Spacewar Computer Game

1962

The first computer game invented by Steve Russell & MIT.

Computer Mouse & Windows

1964

Created by Douglas Engelbart

ARPAnet

1969

The original Internet.

Intel 1103 Computer Memory

1970

The world's first available RAM chip.

Intel 4004 Computer Microprocessor

1971

The first microprocessor created by Faggin, Hoff & Mazor.

The "Floppy" Disk

1971

Alan Shugart & IBM, original CD.

The Ethernet Computer Networking

1973

The first Networking by Robert Metcalfe & Xerox

Scelbi & Mark-8 Altair & IBM 5100 Computers

1974 - 1975

The first consumer computers.

Apple I, II & TRS-80 & Commodore Pet Computers

1976 - 1977

More consumer computers following the Scelbi & Mark-8 Altair & IBM 5100 Computers.

VisiCalc Spreadsheet Software

1978

Created by Dan Bricklin & Bob Frankston

WordStar Software

1979

First Word Processors by Seymour Rubenstein & Rob Barnaby

MS-DOS Computer Operating System

1981

Microsoft starts to enter the computer industry.

The IBM PC - Home Computer

1981

The first personal computer by IBM

Apple Lisa Computer

1983

First home computer with a graphical user interface.

Apple Macintosh Computer

1984

A more affordable version of the Lisa Computer

Microsoft Windows

1985

Microsoft starts a war in the computer industry with Apple with one of the most major soft wares