THe History of IT

(note, starts from the

Main

PS/2

1987

IBM created the first "micro computer."
Although it was a huge success, it wasn't open for hobbyists and was locked up tight.

OOP

1988

Steve jobs created the Next. Yes, it was called the Next.

It became not-that-big of a success. The program that came with it on the contrary, OOP, was a huge sucess. It is now used in manny programs such as Java.

Netware 3

1989

It was one of the first networks and gave us the wonderful gift of LAN networks.

Archie

1990

Archie is the first search browser. It was very crude and time consuming but it was the first step to the modern internet.

Linux

1991

The (half finished) Linux operating system was given out by its creator, Linus Torvalds. It was also one of the first to use networking to help people work on things together.

Windows 3.1

1992

The windows 3.1 was revolutionary in two ways.

1.It was the first system that has icons that change according to what you are doing

2.It made PCs a standard for every household

Mosaic+Windows 3.1

1993

Mosiac allowed all Windows 3.1and compatible machines to use the Internet with some basic stability.

The First Spam

1994

(Ironically) Two lawyers posted the first spam ever.

VocalTec

1995

VocalTec, (A Israeli company) announced that they can now put audio on the internet makin git a rudimentary version of youtube.

The Power of the People

1997

Jeff Lawson of Distributed.net showed how people on the internet can work together efficiently to figure out a problem.

He showed it using a coded message form the RSA with a $10,000 reward.

XML

1998

XML was created. It was a programming language designed specifically for use on the internet. It made the internet even more powerful and with even more uses.

Cheap Wifi

7/21/1999

Steve Jobs trial-runed the first cheap Wireless modem now known as AirPort. At first, it wasn't perfect but a major breakthrough was that it was cheap enough for mass use.

Blogs

2001

This was when blogs first became popular after a series of widget creating.

Virtualization

2003

What is it? it is the business of making a translator between computers A and C, making them able to "talk" together.

In 2003, a huge company called EMC bought a successful virtualization company, marking a era of realization of this technology.

Multicore processor

2005

AMD, a micro processor manufacturer, solved the problem of multicore microprocessors and announced its new product.

Youtube

2006

Youtube is created

It was a huge success and in March 2007 alone, more than 100 billion videos were watched by users in the U.S. only.

Iphone

2007

The iPhone demonstrates a new era in IT as one can now access it anywhere, literally.

Honorable Mentions

Although these aren't what I consider as IT, these still deserve a honorable mention to their achievements or assists in the development of IT.