History Of Technology!

Timeline created by Cody3210
  • 500

    Abacus, 500 BC.

    The abacus also called a counting frame, is a calculating tool used primarily in parts of Asia for performing arithmetic processes. Today, abaci are often constructed as a bamboo frame with beads sliding on wires, but originally they were beans or stones moved in grooves in sand or on tablets of wood, stone, or metal.
  • Holes in cards, 1725

    A punched card, punch card, IBM card, or Hollerith card is a piece of stiff paper that contains digital information represented by the presence or absence of holes in predefined positions.
  • The analytical machine, 1792

    The Analytical Engine was a proposed mechanical general-purpose computer designed by English mathematician Charles Babbage.
  • ENIAC, 1947

    ENIAC Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer was the first electronic general-purpose computer. It was Turing-complete, digital, and capable of being reprogrammed to solve a full range of computing problems.
  • UNIVAC, 1948

    UNIVAC is the name of a line of electronic digital stored-program computers starting with the products of the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation. Later the name was applied to a division of the Remington Rand company and successor organizations.
  • High-level programming language, 1950

    A high-level programming language is a programming language with strong abstraction from the details of the computer.
  • PC, 1965

    A personal computer is any general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and original sales price make it useful for individuals, and which is intended to be operated directly by an end-user with no intervening computer operator.
  • UNIX operating system, 1969

    A multitasking, multi-user computer operating system originally developed in 1969 by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs, including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, Brian Kernighan, Douglas McIlroy, Michael Lesk andJoe Ossanna.
  • Altair, 1975

    Altair is the brightest star in the constellation Aquila and the twelfth brightest star in the night sky. It is currently in the G-cloud.
  • Apple, 1976

    Is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Cupertino, California that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers.
  • CRAY-1. 1976

    The Cray-1 was a supercomputer designed, manufactured, and marketed by Cray Research.
  • First electronic spreadsheet, 1979

    A spreadsheet is an interactive computer application program for organization and analysis of information in tabular form.
  • Macintosh, 1984

    Marketed as Mac, is a line of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc.
  • Windows, 1985

    Microsoft Windows is a series of graphical interface operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.
  • Von Neumann architecture, 1987

    Derives from a 1945 computer architecture proposal by the mathematician and earlycomputer scientist John von Neumann and others.