History of the Computer/Internet Timeline (Microsoft - a company that…
History of the Computer/Internet Timeline
Jacquard Loom - Simplified the process of making textiles. Was the first example of binary code.
IBM - manufactures and markets computer hardware
The Personal Computer - (
made by IBM) computer made by Altair8000 - first case of average people being able to own a computer in their own home
Turning Machine - machine that changes symbols that are on a piece of tape based on a set of rules - beginning of binary code & data storage.
J.V. Atanasoff / Clifford Berry - J.V. created the first electronic, digital computer.
ENIAC - one of the first electronic general-purpose computers
COBOL - an English like programming language used in business, finance and administrative systems.
Integrated Circuit - a.k.a. a microchip, this device can store memory, act as a timer, a microprocessor & more.
GUI - first computer that people could interact with things on the screen with, used for more general purposes
DRAM - stores data with in a part of an integrated circuit
Floppy Disk - plastic covered disk use for storing data
Ethernet - early version of the internet, allowed people to connect on a local area network
Microsoft - a company that produces and sells computers
Apple - another business that sells / manufactures products such as phones and personal computers
VisiCalc / WordStar - first example of an electronic spread sheet
Apple "Lisa" - one of the first personal computers with a GUI, aimed towards individual business owners
IPhones - a line of smartphones created and manufactured by Apple
IPad - a line of tablet computers created and manufactured by Apple
Microsoft Windows - a system that has a bunch of smaller applications on a computer
Symbolics.com - the world's first and oldest registered domain name on the internet
HTML - the most basic building block of the web
Google - a large search engine that is the most commonly used one today
Wi-Fi - a network that allows systems that are not directly connected to the internet to access it
Facebook - the biggest social network service today
YouTube - a site that you can upload videos to, largest one used today