Computer

Timeline created by EKDestefano16
  • Hewlett-Packard is Founded

    Hewlett-Packard is Founded
    Their first product was the HP 200A Audio Oscillator, which rapidly becomes a popular piece of test equipment for engineers.
  • Harvard Mark-1 is completed

    Harvard Mark-1 is completed
    Conceived by Harvard professor Howard Aiken, and designed and built by IBM, the Harvard Mark-1 was a room-sized, relay-based calculator.
  • Maurice Wilkes assembled the EDSAC

    Maurice Wilkes assembled the EDSAC
    the first practical stored-program computer, at Cambridge University
  • The IBM 650 magnetic drum calculator established itself as the first mass-produced computer

    The IBM 650 magnetic drum calculator established itself as the first mass-produced computer
    Spinning at 12,500 rpm, the 650´s magnetic data-storage drum allowed much faster access to stored material than drum memory machines.
  • Digital Equipment Corp. introduced the PDP-8

    Digital Equipment Corp. introduced the PDP-8
    The first commercially successful minicomputer. The PDP-8 sold for $18,000, one-fifth the price of a small IBM 360 mainframe.
  • Researchers at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center designed the Alto

    Researchers at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center designed the Alto
    the first work station with a built-in mouse for input
  • Apple Computer launched the Macintosh

    Apple Computer launched the Macintosh
    the first successful mouse-driven computer with a graphic user interface, with a single $1.5 million commercial during the 1984 Super Bowl