In 1958 President Eisenhower created ARPA the Advanced Research Projects Agency and it was created in response to the Soviet Union launching Sputnik
In 1962 AT&T invented the first modem.
In 1965 the company Western Electric invented the wide-area network.
In 1976 Apple was founded
In 1981 IBM launched their first personal computer.
In 1982 Scott Fahlman invented and used the first emoticon
In 1983 Robert E. Kahn and Vint Cerf invented the internet.
In 1986 the first virus was created and it was called Brain
In 1988 the first worm was created and it was called the Morris Worm