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History of computers
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Joseph Marie Jacquard invents a loom
Charles Babbage conceives of a steam-driven calculating machine
Herman Hollerith designs a punch card system
Alan Turing presents the notion of a universal machine
J.V. Atanasoff attempts to build the first computer without gears cams, belts or shafts.
Hewlett-Packard is founded by David Packard
Atanasoff and his graduate student, Clifford Berry, design a computer that can solve 29 equations simultaneously
John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert, build the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator
Mauchly and Presper leave the University of Pennsylvania
William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain of Bell Laboratories invent the transistor.
Grace Hopper develops the first computer language
The FORTRAN programming language
Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce unveil the integrated circuit
Douglas Engelbart shows a prototype of the modern computer
A group of developers at Bell Labs produce UNIX
The newly formed Intel unveils the Intel 1103
Alan Shugart leads a team of IBM engineers who invent the "floppy disk,
Robert Metcalfe, a member of the research staff for Xerox
A number of personal computers hit the market
The January issue of Popular Electronics magazine features the Altair 8080
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak start Apple Computers.
Radio Shack's initial production run of the TRS-80.
Jobs and Wozniak incorporate Apple.
Word processing becomes a reality
The first IBM personal computer
Apple's Lisa is the first personal computer with a GUI.
Microsoft announces Windows
The first dot-com domain name is registered
Microsoft invests $150 million
Compaq brings the Deskpro 386 to market.
The Pentium microprocessor advances
PCs become gaming machines
Sergey Brin and Larry Page
The term Wi-Fi
Apple unveils the Mac OS X
The first 64-bit processor
Mozilla's Firefox 1.0
Apple introduces the MacBook Pro
Microsoft launches Windows 7
Apple unveils the iPad
Google releases the Chromebook
Apple releases the Apple Watch.
The first reprogrammable quantum computer
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