Computer History

Timeline created by azilvitis16
  • Alan Turing develops the the code-breaking machine Colossus.

    Alan Turing develops the the code-breaking machine Colossus.
    I included this because it was the world's programing system and was a major breakthrough.
  • Andrew Donald Booth invents magnetic drum memory.

     Andrew Donald Booth invents magnetic drum memory.
    I included this because it was the first magnetic memory source invented. It was later replaced, but is still significant.
  • The first electronic computer is created in Japan.

    The first electronic computer is created in Japan.
    This is significant because it was the very first electronic computer ever invented.
  • The first silicon chip is produced by the US.

    The first silicon chip is produced by the US.
    The first silicon chip was an important breakthrough because a lot has been built off of it.
  • Douglas Engelbart invents and patents the first computer mouse.

    Douglas Engelbart invents and patents the first computer mouse.
    The first mouse was an important event in computer history because it revolutionized the way we can use computers today.
  • E-mail was invented by Ray Tomlinson.

    E-mail was invented by Ray Tomlinson.
    E-mail was a significant event in computer history because it allowed people to communicate through letters sent through the computer.
  • Altair produces the first portable computer.

    Altair produces the first portable computer.
    This was important because it made computers easier to use for more people in more places.
  • Apple introduces the Macintosh with mouse and window interface.

    Apple introduces the Macintosh with mouse and window interface.
    The mouse and window interface was a significant breakthrough because it changed the way we used computer to the way we do now.
  • The World Wide Web is launched to the public.

    The World Wide Web is launched to the public.
    The world wide web was an important event because it created a big system of networks and websites that people could access.
  • Bill Gates introduces the Xbox.

    Bill Gates introduces the Xbox.
    This was important because it created a big gaming system that many people use.