Computers

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  • the first electric typewriter

    the first electric typewriter
    IBM introduced the first commercial electric typewriter to help the long-time standards of government agencies, newsrooms, and offices
  • Radar

    Radar
    Radar was developed by Robert A. Watson-Watt as a ranging device. It was to be used to measure distance and direction for somewhat distant objects.
  • First electronic computers in US, UK, and Germany

    First electronic computers in US, UK, and Germany
    The first electronic computers in US, UK, and Germany are also known as colossus computers. They were used to transmit vital info during World War 2.
  • first earth satellite.

    first earth satellite.
    USSR launches Sputnik, the first earth satellite, to start the space age and inspired the world wide web
  • people could build on each others' work

    people could build on each others' work
    Edward Dijkstra suggests that software and data should be created in standard, structured forms, so that people could build on each others' work.
  • Electronic mail

    Electronic mail
    Ray Tomlinson, author of first email software, chooses @ sign for email addresses. Instant mesaging to distant places also made offices run smoother.
  • screen, detached keyboard, and mouse

    screen, detached keyboard, and mouse
    Apple Computer announces Lisa, the first business computer with a graphical user interface launched by Apple Computer Inc. The computer has a floppy, 12" B&W screen, detached keyboard, and mouse.
  • CDs

    CDs
    CD-recordable technology is released.
  • New Year's 2000

    New Year's 2000
    A global TV programme '2000Today' reports live for 25 hrs non-stop the New Year celebrations in 68 countries all over the world. It is the first ever show of that duration and geographical coverage. The programme involved a round-the-clock work of over 6000 technical personnel, and used a array of 60 communication satellites to reach 1 billion viewers from all time-zones all over the globe.
  • iPhone/iPad apps

    iPhone/iPad apps
    There are more than 600,000 iPhone/iPad apps and 400,000 Android apps.
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