Computers of the Past and Present

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  • First Electronic Computer

    First Electronic Computer
    The first electronic computer is created by Hideo Yamachito in Japan. This is important because it is really the start of computers, and what gives us a jumpstart into creaitng them.
  • The Silicon Chip

    The Silicon Chip
    The first integrated circuit, or silicon chip, is produced by the United States' Jack Kilby & Robert Noyce. This is important because it was a breakthrough in storage technology for the computer.
  • Computer Mouse

    Computer Mouse
    Douglas Engelbart invents and patents the first computer mouse (nicknamed the mouse because the "tail" or the wire, came out the end)
    This event is important because it marks the invention of devices to be plugged into our computers but directly effects what we see on the monitor
  • Cary Starkweather

    Cary Starkweather
    Gary Starkweather invents the laser printer while working with Xerox
    This is important because it becomes a new breakthrough in devices, so we don't need to store all files on the computer anymore
  • RAM Becomes Avaliable

    RAM Becomes Avaliable
    Intel introduces the world's first available dynamic RAM ( random-access memory) chip and the first microprocessor, the Intel 4004.
    This is important because it's RAM, and it became an important part of the computer and its storage.
  • The CD

    The CD
    The compact disc (CD) is invented in the United States.
    This is important because it was another type of storage that could be acessed easily, but was also portable
  • Apple Computers

    Apple Computers
    Apple Computers was founded Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs.
    This is important because it became a basis for all the computers, and they had many major breakthroughs in the technology world
  • The Apple 2

    The Apple 2
    Apple Computer’s Apple II, the first personal computer with color graphics, is created and demonstrated.
    This is important because it is the first computer that uses color, and it shows that we can create working technology with color monitors.
  • The World Wide Web

    The World Wide Web
    The World Wide Web is launched to the public on August 6, 1991
    This is important because it becomes the basis for nearly all of today's domains
  • Google Is Founded

    Google Is Founded
    Google is founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page
    This is important because they created many applications and software that we use everyday.
  • Google Chrome

    Google Chrome
    Google releases the beta version of Chrome
    This is important because it becomes a new idea that can be more advanced or quicker than what is normally used.
  • The iPad

    The iPad
    Apple introduces the iPad
    Ths is important because it is a breakthrough in the type of computer we use in that we no longer need to have a physical keypad or mouse, but can just use a screen
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    Computers of the Past and Present