History of Computers

Timeline created by sgriffiths15
  • Atanasoft-Berry Computer

    Atanasoft-Berry Computer
    John Vincent Atanasoff and Clifford Berry develop the ABC (Atanasoft-Berry Computer). The prototype was completed in 1939. It was the first electronic digital computing device
  • First Computer Game

    First Computer Game
    The first ever computer game, called Spacewar, is invented by Steve Russel and MIT. Computer and video games are hugely popular now.
  • The Computer Mouse

    The Computer Mouse
    Douglas Engelbart invents and patents the first computer mouse. It's called a mouse because of the cord that comes out of the back, that looks like a tail. The computer mouse is still an important part of the computer.
  • Floppy Disk

    Floppy Disk
    The floppy disk is invented by IBM. Floppy disks were widely used before CDs. Floppy disk magnetic storage is still used today.
  • Silicon Chip

    Silicon Chip
    The silicon chip is invented by Jack Kilby. All computers still have silicon chips.
  • Domain Name System Introduced

    Domain Name System Introduced
    Jon Postel, Paul Mockapetris and Craig Partridge introduce the Domain Name System (DNS). The domain names com, net, gov, edu, mil, int, and org are introduced.
  • The World Wide Web

    The World Wide Web
    The World Wide Web is launched to the public. The internet revolutionized communication and the use of computers.
  • Many Websites Invented

    Many Websites Invented
    Amazon, Hotmail, and EBay all go online. All of these websites are still very popular.
  • Google

    Google is founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Google is the most famous and widely used search engine for websites and pictures. It also has email, maps, videos, and news.
  • First ipod released

    First ipod released
    The first ever ipod is released. The ipod completely changes how we listen to music, and has become wildly popular since then, with the release of the rest of the ipod series and the iphones.