21 century technology timeline

Timeline created by taterichardson
  • Holes in Cards

    Holes in Cards
    Invented in 1896, edge-notched cards or McBee cards were a manual data storage technique which was used for specialized data storage and cataloging throughout the 20th century.

    Created between 1943 and 1946 by J.Presper Eckert and John Mauchly , UNIVAC is a line of electronic digital-stored program computers which currently distribute products through the Unisys company.
  • von Neumann architecture

    von Neumann architecture
    Derived in 1945, John Von Neumann created a computer architecture theory which described the design of an electronic digital computer.

    Discovered in 1946, ENIAC stands for Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer. It was the first general purpose computer, and it was capable of being programmed to solve a range of computing problems.
  • High-level programming Language

    High-level programming Language
    high-level programming language: discovered in 1954 by John Backus, high-level programming language has strong abstraction from the details of a computer.
  • First Electronic Spreadsheet

    First Electronic Spreadsheet
    1961 was the release year of the first electronic spreadsheet. An electronic spreadsheet is an interactive computer application program for organization and analysis in tabular form.
  • UNIX operating system

    UNIX operating system
    Developed in 1969, UNIX was a multi-tasking, multi-user computer operating system created by employees at AT&T. It was first written in assembly language.
  • Altair

    The Altair, or Altair 8800, was designed in 1975 as a microcomputer which was intended to be sold to hobbyists who wanted to build their own computers. They were shocked to discover that they had sold thousands in the first month.
  • CRAY-1

    Created in 1976 at Los Alamos National Laboratory, CRAY-1 was a super
    computer designed, engineered and marketed by Cray Research. It went on to become one of the most successful supercomputers in the world
  • Apple

    Apple was first established April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne. This company designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers.
  • PC

    1977 was the release of the world’s first personal computer. It was able to be used for personal use as many of the original computers had not ever been able to at all.
  • Windows

    Created in 1981 by Chase Bishop, Windows is a series of computer graphical interface operating systems.
  • Macintosh

    Founded in 1984, Macintosh is a line of computers engineered by the Apple company. The computers were intended for in-home as well as workplace use. There are many computers within the Macintosh line including the Macbook air, as well as the Macbook pro.