January 1, 2023
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Computer keyboard been invented (typewriter)
The first freely programmable computer was made - the Z3.
Work begun on the Bombe computer at Bletchley Park.
Alan Turing created The Turing Test
One of the first computer games made - OXO (naughts and crosses)
Computer programs were physical items which were made on punch cards.
Scientists at MIT managed to create the first computer keyboard, that allowed the user to enter data into the computer.
Xerox released the Alto. It was a computer that came with a mouse, and a graphical user interface (GUI).
IBM invented Tangora, a machine that would be able to recognize 20,000 spoken words.
Voice recognition was then introduced into Microsoft Office software
Voice recognition as we know it (mobile) was introduced by Google
Siri was invented and was the first mobile assistant
IBM introduced its first personal computer (PC). This put computers in the homes of everyday people, making the PC more accessible.
The first capacitive touchscreen
Apple released the Lisa, The first personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI).
CD-ROMs become a reality, allowing a new way to store data.
Microsoft released their first version of Windows
ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interface) was born. It allowed computers from different manufacturers to share information.
Banks introduced the ATM (Automatic Teller Machine) which allowed people to interact with a computer and withdraw money from their bank account.
Xerox invented the first laser printer, allowing a new way to print documents.
Email was first invented
Until 1974, most computers used a command line interface. Whilst there was a display, and you could see things happening, it was all text based.
Sir Tim Berners Lee invented the World Wide Web
Computers were able to defeat a grand master of chess in a chess tournament
Apple sell WiFi routers for home use.
The first camera phone invented.
Apple released the iPod
MP3 player created.
Amazon released the Kindle.
Apple released the first iPhone.
IBM Simon created.
App Store released.
New mobile phones made with text messages and phone calls.
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